multiflora

[muhl-tuh-flawr-uh, -flohr-uh]
noun
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for multiflora

Historical Examples of multiflora

  • Multiflora has been entirely discarded as a stock by English and Irish growers.

    Making a Rose Garden

    Henry H. Saylor

  • 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

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

  • There is also the malati china (Nyctanthes multiflora); the elegant bunga malati susun (Nyctanthes acuminata).

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden


Word Origin and History for multiflora
n.

1829, from Latin multiflora (rosa), from fem. of multiflorus, from multi- (see multi-) + flor-, stem of flos (see florid).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper