[ flawr-it, flohr- ]
/ ˈflɔr ɪt, ˈfloʊr- /
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a small flower.
Botany. one of the closely clustered small flowers that make up the flower head of a composite flower, as the daisy.
one of the tightly clustered divisions of a head of broccoli or cauliflower.
Also flo·rette [flaw-ret, floh-]. /flɔˈrɛt, floʊ-/. spun silk obtained from floss.
Printing. flower (def. 6).



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Origin of floret

1350–1400; Middle English flouret<Old French florete, diminutive of florflower; see -et
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British Dictionary definitions for floret

/ (ˈflɔːrɪt) /


a small flower, esp one of many making up the head of a composite flower

Word Origin for floret

C17: from Old French florete a little flower, from flor flower
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Scientific definitions for floret

[ flôrĭt ]

A small or reduced flower, especially one that is part of a larger inflorescence, such as those of the grasses and plants of the composite family.
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