- flow country,
- flow sheet,
- flower beetle,
- flower box,
- flower bud,
- flower bug,
- flower child
Origin of flowering
- 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
Examples from the Web for flowering
She is a young television mogul, actress, comedy writer, and flowering feminist in the public eye.
But the other side of the coin would be, inevitably, the flowering of crime and corruption around the gambling business.
Israel is a nation state like many nation states established as part of the flowering of nineteenth century European nationalism.
And now spring is upon us—surely there is another Bolaño flowering.Beyond Another Bolaño Release: Other Great Latino Writers|Robert Birnbaum|April 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was a typical suburban dwelling with a verdant lawn and lots of flowering shrubs.
Life can offer worse fates than to be in love in the springtime, under Seville's flowering trees.Heroic Spain|Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
This is a very common hedgerow plant, flowering from July to September.
It is an erect plant, from two to four feet high, flowering from June to August.
Now and then we met with beautiful flowers and flowering shrubs, but they were not so common as we expected.In the Eastern Seas|W.H.G. Kingston
Now, while she stopped to pluck a flowering reed, she stood among the stems like a nymph.The Tour|Louis Couperus
- 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.