one of a number of small tubular flowers composing the disk of certain composite plants.
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- disk crank,
- disk crash,
- disk drive,
- disk harrow,
- disk jockey,
- disk operating system,
- disk pack,
- disk sander
Compare ray flower.
Origin of disk flower
First recorded in 1865–70
Also called disk floret.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Any of the tiny tubular flowers in the central portion of the capitulum or flower head of certain plants of the composite family (Asteraceae or Compositae). In many composite flowers, such as the daisy and sunflower, the disk flowers are surrounded by flattened ray flowers.
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