Definitions

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

  • n. The production of flowers and fruits on the older branches or trunks of woody plants, such as the redbud, and many mostly tropical plants, including cacao.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The bearing of flowers directly on the trunk or branches. See cut under Crescentia.

Etymologies

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

From Latin caulis, stem + flōs, flōr-, flower; see flower.

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  • See cauliflowery.

    December 29, 2008

  • Description of the ears of an old boxer.

    December 29, 2008

  • Description of the ears of an old boxer.

    December 29, 2008

  • heh! Wonderful.

    December 29, 2008

  • Botanical term for the production of seeds and flowers on old branches and trunk, rather than on newer outer growth.

    December 28, 2008