flower
I. noun Etymology: Middle English flour flower, best of anything, flour, from Anglo-French flur, flour, flaur, from Latin flor-, flos — more at blow Date: 13th century 1. a. the part of a seed plant that normally bears reproductive organs ; blossom, inflorescence b. a shoot of the sporophyte of a higher plant that is modified for reproduction and consists of a shortened axis bearing modified leaves; especially one of a seed plant differentiated into a calyx, corolla, stamens, and carpels c. a plant cultivated for its blossoms 2. a. the best part or example <
the flower of our youth
>
b. the finest most vigorous period c. a state of blooming or flourishing <
in full flower
>
3. plural a finely divided powder produced especially by condensation or sublimation <
flowers of sulfur
>
flowered adjectiveflowerful adjectiveflowerless adjectiveflowerlike adjective II. verb Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. a. develop <
flowered into young womanhood
>
b. flourish 2 2. to produce flowers ; blossom transitive verb 1. to cause to bear flowers 2. to decorate with flowers or floral designs • flowerer noun

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  • Flower — Flow er (flou [ e]r), n. [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. {Blossom}, {Effloresce}, {Floret}, {Florid}, {Florin}, {Flour}, {Flourish}.] 1. In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flower — (engl. „Blume“) ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bo Flower (* 1982), deutscher Rapper der Hamburger Hip Hop Szene George Flower (1937–2004), US amerikanischer Schauspieler, Autor, Produzent, Casting Director Roswell P. Flower (1835–1899) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Flower — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término flower puede referirse a: Flower, la canción de Tomiko Van. Flower, sencillo de L Arc en Ciel. Flower, videojuego de PlayStation 3. Obtenido de Flower Categoría: Wikipedia:Desambiguación …   Wikipedia Español

  • flower — (n.) c.1200, from O.Fr. flor flower, blossom; heyday, prime; fine flour; elite; innocence, virginity (Mod.Fr. fleur), from L. florem (nom. flos) flower (Cf. It. fiore, Sp. flor; see FLORA (Cf. flora)). Modern spelling is 14c. Ousted O.E. cognate… …   Etymology dictionary

  • flower — [flou′ər] n. [ME flowre, flour, OFr flor, flour (Fr fleur) < L flos (gen. floris), a flower: see BLOOM1] 1. a) the seed producing structure of an angiosperm, consisting of a shortened stem usually bearing four layers of organs, with the… …   English World dictionary

  • Flower — Разработчик thatgamecompany Издатель Sony Computer Entertainment Создатели Геймдизайнеры Jenova Chen Nicholas Clark …   Википедия

  • flower — [n1] bloom of a plant annual, blossom, bud, cluster, efflorescence, floret, floweret, head, herb, inflorescence, perennial, pompon, posy, shoot, spike, spray, vine; concepts 425,428 flower [n2] best, choicest part cream, elite, finest point,… …   New thesaurus

  • flower — ► NOUN 1) the seed bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs typically surrounded by brightly coloured petals and green sepals. 2) (often in phrase in flower) the state or period in which a plant s flowers have developed and… …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 June.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flower — n blossom, bloom, blow (see under BLOSSOM vb) flower vb *blossom, bloom, blow Analogous words: flourish, prosper (see SUCCEED) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Flower — Flow er, v. t. To embellish with flowers; to adorn with imitated flowers; as, flowered silk. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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