- 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
Related formsre·flow·er, verb
Can be confusedflour flower
Examples from the Web for flowers
Then he came to Rome last week with the flowers in his hand.
He gazed at the flowers and the flickering candles, clearly moved.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops|Michael Daly|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The girls ran in the same circle (Palmolive was also in the Flowers of Romance) and the group was looking for a guitarist.
The flowers and leaves of this herb are used to make medications and the supplement is popularly used for depression.Fish Oil, Turmeric, and Ginseng, Oh My! Are ‘Brain Foods’ B.S.?|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He loved planting unusual trees, shrubs, and flowers throughout the grounds, and carefully directed where each specimen would go.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the birds are not as helpless as the flowers, and are able to make their own nests.Confidences|Edith B. Lowry
I forgot my flowers, walked in slowly and sadly and carried in two lanterns to store in the shed chamber.Adopting An Abandoned Farm|Kate Sanborn
There were grassy stretches and slopes, great trees, and terraces covered with tangled masses of vines and flowers.The Squirrel Inn|Frank R. Stockton
I say, you must be very fond of flowers to look at them so long, as if you wanted to kiss them!The Flower Girl of The Chteau d'Eau, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XV)|Charles Paul de Kock
It seemed a sweet little yard, smelling of newly cut grass and flowers.Across the Fruited Plain|Florence Crannell Means
British Dictionary definitions for flowers
- a bloom or blossom on a plant
- a plant that bears blooms or blossoms