from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bearing three flowers together, or only three flowers.
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Thus a dog might have a “three-flowered face” with markings of yellow, black, and white, and the pattern of markings could be interpreted.
The spikelets may be one -, two - or three-flowered, according to the species.
a vine along a piece of trellis in the shape of the cross; Mary is copying in embroidery a three-flowered white lily plant, growing in a flower-pot which stands upon a pile of books lettered with the names of the cardinal virtues.