Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The spawning of pelagic fishes, which sometimes cover large areas of the surface of the sea with their spawn.
  • noun The appearance of the surface of lakes and other large bodies of fresh water due to the occurrence of considerable quantities of algæ, usually blue-green forms.
  • noun The act or state denoted by the verb flower, in any of its senses: as, the flowering of the bean.
  • noun The shoals or strata of fish-feed often seen in the water about spawning-time.

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

  • noun The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification.
  • noun The act of adorning with flowers.
  • adjective (Bot.) Having conspicuous flowers; -- used as an epithet with many names of plants
  • adjective a genus of showy ferns (Osmunda), with conspicuous bivalvular sporangia. They usually grow in wet places.
  • adjective plants which have stamens and pistils, and produce true seeds; phenogamous plants; -- distinguished from flowerless plants.
  • adjective a European rushlike plant (Butomus umbellatus), with an umbel of rosy blossoms.

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

  • verb Present participle of flower.
  • noun The action of the verb to flower.
  • noun Blooming
  • adjective Of a plant, that produces flowers.
  • adjective Having flowers that are opening.

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

  • noun the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
  • adjective having a flower or bloom
  • noun a developmental process

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Examples

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