- the part of a seed plant comprising the reproductive organs and their envelopes if any, especially when such envelopes are more or less conspicuous in form and color.
- an analogous reproductive structure in other plants, as the mosses.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of flower
OTHER WORDS FROM flowerre·flow·er, verb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH flowerflour, flower
Words nearby flower
Example sentences from the Web for flower
Like other male mosquitoes, they drink flower nectar, not blood.Genetically modified mosquitoes have been OK’d for a first U.S. test flight|Susan Milius|August 22, 2020|Science News
“You could also send flowers on the day of the wedding or bring a card to the wedding and give them that instead,” she says.A guide to giving gifts for postponed and shrunken weddings|Brooke Henderson|August 20, 2020|Fortune
After the adult emerges, it drinks nectar from flowers and mates.Pesticides contaminate most food of western U.S. monarchs|Rebecca E. Hirsch|August 17, 2020|Science News For Students
Afterward, women at the temple performed their usual routine — praying to Hindu deities and offering fruits and flowers.Why do we miss the rituals put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic?|Sujata Gupta|August 14, 2020|Science News
Making drone pollination practical would require flying robots that can recognize flowers and deftly target specific blossoms, the researchers say.Bubble-blowing drones may one day aid artificial pollination|Maria Temming|June 22, 2020|Science News
He felt his body grow limp (like one of those high-speed films of a flower wilting).Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I decorated with marigolds, which are considered the flower of the dead.
“A flower crown more appropriately aligned with who I am and where we were,” says Greenstein.
Let the flower crown represent you, or rather go on and represent the flower crown—preferably on a farm somewhere.
Every flower, every blade of grass, every tree had to be created in CG.
On the way Bova bethought him how he could have deserved such a shameful death, and to lose his life in the flower of his days.The Russian Garland|Various
He took a flower from a vase, and put it into the hand that was cold.The Arena|Various
You mean the common reed-grass, no doubt; it is not yet in flower, but you will see it in August and September.Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children|W. Houghton
A shaft of sunlight had strayed over from the flower field and was loitering on his unpowdered hair, beating it into gold.Through the Gates of Old Romance|W. Jay Mills
Miss Polly shook her head, that, with its golden brown ringlets, looked very much like a flower itself.Killykinick|Mary T. Waggaman
British Dictionary definitions for flower
- a bloom or blossom on a plant
- a plant that bears blooms or blossoms