disk floret
noun see disk flower

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • disk floret — noun see disk flower …   Useful english dictionary

  • disk flower — disk′ flow er n. bot any of the tiny, closely clustered tubular florets that make up the disk of a composite flower Also called disk′ floret . Compare ray flower Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • disk flower — noun also disk floret : one of the tubular flowers in the disk of a composite plant see composite illustration * * * Bot. one of a number of small tubular flowers composing the disk of certain composite plants. Also called disk floret. Cf. ray… …   Useful english dictionary

  • disk flower — noun Date: 1870 one of the tubular flowers in the disk of a composite plant called also disk floret …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disk flower — Bot. one of a number of small tubular flowers composing the disk of certain composite plants. Also called disk floret. Cf. ray flower. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • floret — flo•ret [[t]ˈflɔr ɪt, ˈfloʊr [/t]] n. 1) a small flower 2) bot disk flower 3) bot coo one of the tightly clustered divisions of a head of broccoli or cauliflower • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME flouret < OF florete, dim. of flor flower; see et …   From formal English to slang

  • Ray floret — Ray Ray, n. [OF. rai, F. rais, fr. L. radius a beam or ray, staff, rod, spoke of a wheel. Cf. {Radius}.] 1. One of a number of lines or parts diverging from a common point or center, like the radii of a circle; as, a star of six rays. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tubular floret — noun : disk flower …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cornflower — Not to be confused with Cornflour (disambiguation). This article is about the plant. For the fictional anthropomorphic mouse, see Cornflower (Redwall). Centaurea cyanus Scientific classification K …   Wikipedia

  • ray flower — noun small flower with a flat strap shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower • Syn: ↑ray floret • Hypernyms: ↑flower, ↑bloom, ↑blossom • Part Holonyms: ↑flower head * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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