Origin of flowered
- 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)
Origin of flower
Synonyms for flower
Related Words for floweredprosper, mature, blossom, unfold, burgeon, thrive, blow, batten, effloresce, open
Examples from the Web for flowered
Contemporary Examples of flowered
But that before she flowered, shall we say, into the creature she is today.Republicans Against the Pentagon
May 24, 2012
Historical Examples of flowered
Then, like old Columbus, the flowered doublet is mine--land, ho!Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
This is cut with the reaper and binder just after the wheat plant has flowered.Wheat Growing in Australia
Australia Department of External Affairs
The counsel, as we have seen, had struck root and flowered into action.Robert Elsmere
Mrs. Humphry Ward
The ex-Minister was sitting, in a flowered dressing-gown, by the library fire.Robert Orange
John Oliver Hobbes
You know what happens to the aloe, sir, when it has flowered?Fraternity
- a bloom or blossom on a plant
- a plant that bears blooms or blossoms
Word Origin for flower
c.1200, "be vigorous, prosper, thrive," from flower (n.). Of a plant or bud, "to blossom," c.1300. Related: Flowered; flowering.
c.1200, from Old French flor "flower, blossom; heyday, prime; fine flour; elite; innocence, virginity" (Modern French fleur), from Latin florem (nominative flos) "flower" (source of Italian fiore, Spanish flor; see flora).
Modern spelling is 14c. Ousted Old English cognate blostm (see blossom (n.)). Also used from 13c. in sense of "finest part or product of anything" and from c.1300 in the sense of "virginity." Flower children "gentle hippies" is from 1967.