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Meaning of FLOWERING

Pronunciation:  'flawuring

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
  2. [n]  a developmental process; "the flowering of ante-bellum culture"
  3. [adj]  producing or having flowers; "a flowering branch"; "flowering plants"
  4. [adj]  bursting into flower; "flowering spring trees"
 

FLOWERING is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: abloom, anthesis, blooming, bloomy, blossoming, blossomy, efflorescence, efflorescent, florescence, flowerlike, flowery, inflorescence, lilylike, mature, orchidlike, pealike, petallike, roselike, unfolding
 
 Antonyms: bloomless, flowerless
 
 See Also: development, evolution, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Flow"er*ing\, a. (Bot.)
    Having conspicuous flowers; -- used as an epithet with many
    names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood;
    flowering almond, etc.
    
    {Flowering fern}, a genus of showy ferns ({Osmunda}), with
       conspicuous bivalvular sporangia. They usually grow in wet
       places.
    
    {Flowering plants}, plants which have stamens and pistils,
       and produce true seeds; phenogamous plants; --
       distinguished from {flowerless plants}.
    
    {Flowering rush}, a European rushlike plant ({Butomus
       umbellatus}), with an umbel of rosy blossoms.
    
    
  2. \Flow"er*ing\, n.
    1. The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom;
       florification.
    
    2. The act of adorning with flowers.
    
    
 
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