- 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.
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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
Her very first performance onstage came at the age of 4, when she cameoed as a dancing flower in the musical Bye Bye Birdie.Jena Malone’s Long, Strange Trip From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom|Marlow Stern|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are lovingly tended flower beds along each road and surrounding every barrack.
I decorated with marigolds, which are considered the flower of the dead.
She was obsessed with the flower-printed, scented toilet paper.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
The flower stems on the American varieties are much longer than those of European tobaccos and also larger.
Black Sheep retreated to the nursery and read "Cometh up as a Flower" with deep and uncomprehending interest.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Her face was mild and pale; but it was the transparent hue of the virgin flower of spring, clad in her veiling leaves.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for flower
- a bloom or blossom on a plant
- a plant that bears blooms or blossoms