[ muhl-tuh-flawr-uh, -flohr-uh ]

  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

Words Nearby multiflora Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use multiflora in a sentence

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

  • But this representative of Nyssa multiflora took the only chance that offered, I presume, as the rest of us must do.

    A Rambler's lease | Bradford Torrey
  • There is also the malati china (Nyctanthes multiflora); the elegant bunga malati susun (Nyctanthes acuminata).

    The History of Sumatra | William Marsden
  • Cels multiflora is white, shaded with pink, and flowers very freely.

    The Book of Roses | Francis Parkman
  • Elagnus multiflora (or E. longipes) is the most ornamental in the genus with regard to its fruits.