[ muhl-tuh-flawr-uh, -flohr-uh ]
/ ˌmʌl təˈflɔr ə, -ˈfloʊr ə /


any of several plant varieties or hybrids characterized by many single, relatively small flowers, as certain kinds of petunias or roses.

Origin of multiflora

1820–30; <New Latin, a typical specific epithet of flowering plants; see multiflora rose Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for multiflora

  • He drew nearer to the balcony, laying his hand upon the multiflora rose creeper.

  • Congesta is a tall grower with purple-blue flowers; and other tall species with dark flowers are multiflora and californica.

    The Book of Bulbs|Samuel Arnott
  • There is also the malati china (Nyctanthes multiflora); the elegant bunga malati susun (Nyctanthes acuminata).

    The History of Sumatra|William Marsden
  • Multiflora has been entirely discarded as a stock by English and Irish growers.

    Making a Rose Garden|Henry H. Saylor