floriferous

[ flaw-rif-er-uhs, floh- ]

adjective
  1. producing blossoms; flower-bearing.

Origin of floriferous

1
First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin flōrifer (see origin at flori-, -ferous)

Other words from floriferous

  • flo·rif·er·ous·ly, adverb
  • flo·rif·er·ous·ness, noun
  • non·flo·rif·er·ous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for floriferous

floriferous

/ (flɔːˈrɪfərəs) /


adjective
  1. bearing or capable of bearing many flowers

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