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[flaw-rif-er-uh s, floh-]
  1. producing blossoms; flower-bearing.
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Origin of floriferous

1650–60; < Latin flōrifer (see flori-, -fer) + -ous
Related formsflo·rif·er·ous·ly, adverbflo·rif·er·ous·ness, nounnon·flo·rif·er·ous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for floriferous

Historical Examples of floriferous

  • These are very hardy and floriferous, and succeed in almost all soils.

    ABC of Gardening

    Eben Eugene Rexford

  • This is one of the hardiest, most floriferous, and easily managed of the family.

  • It grows nearly a foot high in some soils, but in a poor compost it is more dwarf and floriferous.

  • A distinct and pretty herbaceous perennial, very hardy and floriferous.

  • The lady was sitting up with her floriferous hat in her lap, shockingly neglected.

    The War in the Air

    Herbert George Wells

British Dictionary definitions for floriferous


  1. bearing or capable of bearing many flowers
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