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flower

flow·er

flower

 
 
pronunciation:
flaU r
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of a plant, often marked by a distinctive color or fragrance, that generates fruit or seeds; blossom.
 
similar words:
bloom, blossom
definition 2: a plant capable of producing blossoms, grown primarily for visual enjoyment.
definition 3: the best or most flourishing example or state of something.
He was the flower of his generation.She is in the flower of her life.
similar words:
bloom, flush, nonesuch, prime
definition 4: the state of blossoming.
similar words:
bloom, blossom
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: flowered, flowering, flowers
definition: to blossom or produce flowers, as a plant; bloom; mature.
similar words:
bloom, blossom
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to spread or cover with flowers.
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derivation: flowerlike (adj.)
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broader category that includes flowers
container for flowers
conventionally associated with flowers
eats flowers
have flowers
produces flowers
qualities of some flowers
some activities of flowers
some categories of flowers
some examples of flowers
some kinds of flowers
some parts of flowers
some people associated with flowers
some places for growing flowers
some things made from flowers
study of flowers
things that affect the growth of flowers