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Definition of Flower


  1. In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy portion, usually of a different color, shape, and texture from the foliage.
  2. That part of a plant destined to produce seed, and hence including one or both of the sexual organs; an organ or combination of the organs of reproduction, whether inclosed by a circle of foliar parts or not. A complete flower consists of two essential parts, the stamens and the pistil, and two floral envelopes, the corolla and callyx. In mosses the flowers consist of a few special leaves surrounding or subtending organs called archegonia. See Blossom, and Corolla.
  3. The fairest, freshest, and choicest part of anything; as, the flower of an army, or of a family; the state or time of freshness and bloom; as, the flower of life, that is, youth.
  4. Grain pulverized; meal; flour.
  5. A substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation; as, the flowers of sulphur.
  6. A figure of speech; an ornament of style.
  7. Ornamental type used chiefly for borders around pages, cards, etc.
  8. Menstrual discharges.
  9. To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in June.
  10. To come into the finest or fairest condition.
  11. To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer.
  12. To come off as flowers by sublimation.
  13. To embellish with flowers; to adorn with imitated flowers; as, flowered silk.
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Flower Translations

flower in Afrikaans is blom
flower in Danish is blomst
flower in Dutch is bloem
flower in Finnish is kukka
flower in French is fleur
flower in German is Blume
flower in Italian is fiore, fioritura
flower in Norwegian is blomst, blomstre
flower in Portuguese is flor
flower in Spanish is flor
flower in Swedish is blomma