Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small flower; a floret.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A floret, or small or component flower

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small flower; a floret.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small flower; a floret.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a diminutive flower (especially one that is part of a composite flower)

Etymologies

flower +‎ -et (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As the sun shines both on the cedar and on the floweret, so the Divine Sun illumines every soul, great and small, and all correspond to His care—just as in nature the seasons are so disposed that on the appointed day the humblest daisy shall unfold its petals ...

    Flowers and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

  • I once made the mistake of garnishing with whole chive blossoms and did NOT caution unsuspecting guests that the chive flowers should be eaten floweret by floweret.

    Tigers & Strawberries » Flower Power

  • Now bounding over a rock, now playfully whisking off with his riding rod a floweret in his path, Philibert de Coquelicot rode by his darker companion.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • It came, a floweret bright, amid the cold of winter

    Rose Sunday

  • The balmy freshness of the air, which breathed the first pure essence of vegetation; and the gentle warmth of the sun, whose beams vivified every hue of nature, and opened every floweret of spring, revived Adeline, and inspired her with life and health.

    The Romance of the Forest

  • It is like a floweret which exhales its best perfume at the kiss of the first ray of the sun.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • Her faultless nature, one sum of perfections, is wrapt up in her affections — if they were hurt, she would droop like an unwatered floweret, and the slightest injury they receive is a nipping frost to her.

    The Last Man

  • Kovalev moved a little nearer, pulled up the collar of his shirt, straightened the seals on his gold watch-chain, smiled, and directed special attention towards the slender lady as, swaying like a floweret in spring, she kept raising to her brows a little white hand with fingers almost of transparency.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales

  • Catullus says "the floweret," -- _flosculus_: Ariosto particularises the rose, -- the _bel giardin_, "the beautiful garden," stands for _septis in hortis_, the enclosed.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • It does not combine with other vegetables very readily, but a cooked floweret or two may often be used to garnish another vegetable salad.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 4: Salads and Sandwiches; Cold and Frozen Desserts; Cakes, Cookies and Puddings; Pastries and Pies

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