Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small flower; a floret.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small flower; a floret.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small flower; a floret.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A floret, or small or component flower

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

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

Etymologies

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flower +‎ -et

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.

    Burlesques

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

    Archive 2006-12-01

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

    Rose Sunday

  • 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

  • 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

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