Flowering
Flowering Flow"er*ing, a. (Bot.) Having conspicuous flowers; -- used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Flowering fern}, a genus of showy ferns ({Osmunda}), with conspicuous bivalvular sporangia. They usually grow in wet places.

{Flowering plants}, plants which have stamens and pistils, and produce true seeds; phenogamous plants; -- distinguished from {flowerless plants}.

{Flowering rush}, a European rushlike plant ({Butomus umbellatus}), with an umbel of rosy blossoms. [1913 Webster]


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  • flowering — flowering; non·flowering; …   English syllables

  • Flowering — Flow er*ing, n. 1. The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of adorning with flowers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flowering — index fertile, fruition, growth (evolution) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • flowering — [flou′ər iŋ] adj. 1. having flowers; in bloom 2. bearing showy or profuse flowers …   English World dictionary

  • flowering — [[t]fla͟ʊərɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: usu N of n The flowering of something such as an idea or artistic style is the development of its popularity and success. He may be happy with the flowering of new thinking, but he has yet to contribute much to it …   English dictionary

  • flowering — I UK [ˈflaʊərɪŋ] / US [ˈflaʊrɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms flowering : singular flowering plural flowerings the time when something becomes successful and completely developed the flowering of modern democracy II UK [ˈflaʊərɪŋ] / US [ˈflaʊrɪŋ]… …   English dictionary

  • flowering — flow|er|ing1 [ flaurıŋ ] adjective only before noun a flowering plant produces flowers flowering flow|er|ing 2 [ flaurıŋ ] noun count the time when something becomes successful and completely developed: the flowering of modern democracy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Flowering — Flower Flow er (flou [ e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flowered} (flou [ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flowering}.] [From the noun. Cf. {Flourish}.] 1. To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flowering — 1. noun a) The action of the verb to flower. b) Blooming 2. adjective a) (used only before the noun) Of a plant, that produces flowers. Azaleas are flowering plants. b) Having flowers that are opening …   Wiktionary

  • flowering — flow|er|ing [ˈflauərıŋ] n the flowering of sth formal when something develops in a very successful way ▪ The nineteenth century saw a flowering of science and technology …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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