from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having conspicuous flowers; -- used as an epithet with many names of plants
  • n. The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification.
  • n. The act of adorning with flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or state denoted by the verb flower, in any of its senses: as, the flowering of the bean.
  • n. The shoals or strata of fish-feed often seen in the water about spawning-time.
  • n. The spawning of pelagic fishes, which sometimes cover large areas of the surface of the sea with their spawn.
  • n. 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.

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

  • n. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
  • adj. having a flower or bloom
  • n. a developmental process


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