disk flower
noun Date: 1870 one of the tubular flowers in the disk of a composite plant — called also disk floret

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  • disk flower — n. any of the tubular flowers that make up the central disk of the flower head of a composite plant …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — 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 — 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

  • disk — [disk] n. [L discus: see DISCUS] 1. a thin, flat, circular thing of any material 2. anything like this in form [the moon s disk] 3. any of the sharp, circular blades of a disk harrow: see HARROW1 4. Anat. a layer of fibrous connective tis …   English World dictionary

  • disk floret — noun see disk flower …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

  • Disk — (d[i^]sk), n. [L. discus, Gr. di skos. See {Dish}.] [Written also {disc}.] 1. A discus; a quoit. [1913 Webster] Some whirl the disk, and some the javelin dart. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disk engine — Disk Disk (d[i^]sk), n. [L. discus, Gr. di skos. See {Dish}.] [Written also {disc}.] 1. A discus; a quoit. [1913 Webster] Some whirl the disk, and some the javelin dart. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disk shell — Disk Disk (d[i^]sk), n. [L. discus, Gr. di skos. See {Dish}.] [Written also {disc}.] 1. A discus; a quoit. [1913 Webster] Some whirl the disk, and some the javelin dart. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. A flat, circular plate; as, a disk of metal or paper …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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