Definition of Flowering

1. Noun. The time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms.




2. Adjective. Having a flower or bloom. "A flowering plant"
Antonyms: Flowerless

3. Noun. A developmental process. "The flowering of antebellum culture"
Exact synonyms: Unfolding
Generic synonyms: Development, Evolution
Derivative terms: Unfold

Definition of Flowering

1. a. Having conspicuous flowers; -- used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc.

2. n. The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification.

Definition of Flowering

1. Verb. (present participle of flower) ¹

2. Noun. The action of the verb to flower. ¹

3. Noun. Blooming ¹

4. Adjective. (''used only before the noun'') Of a plant, that produces flowers. ¹

5. Adjective. Having flowers that are opening. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flowering

1. flower [v] - See also: flower

Medical Definition of Flowering

1. 1. The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification. 2. The act of adorning with flowers. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flowering

flowerers
floweret
flowerets
flowerette
flowerettes
flowerflies
flowerfly
flowerful
flowerhead
flowerheads
flowerier
floweriest
flowerily
floweriness
flowerinesses
flowering (current term)
flowering almond
flowering ash
flowering cherry
flowering crab
flowering fern
flowering glume
flowering hazel
flowering onion
flowering plants
flowering quince
flowering raspberry
flowering shrub
flowering spurge

Literary usage of Flowering

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1. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1919)
"(i) flowering branch of Pereskia pereskia. (2 and 3) Fruit of Pereskia pereskia. ... (6) flowering joint of Opuntia drummondii 102 PLATE 18. ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"flowering scale indurated at maturity, firmer than the empty scales. Spikelets with no basal callus : flowering scale awnless, margins inrolled. ..."

3. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1908)
"Relation between the Weather and the flowering of Fruit-trees. ... He points out that the time of flowering in the spring of a given variety of fruits is ..."

4. The Philippine Journal of Science by Institute of Science and Technology (Philippines) (1906)
"Panicles very lax ; pericarp adherent ; grain enclosed in the flowering glume ... flowering glume usually hyaline and more delicate than the empty glumes, ..."

5. Class-book of Botany: Being Outlines of the Structure, Physiology and by Alphonso Wood (1861)
"flowering consists of the opening or expansion of these envelops, ... PERIOD OF flowering. Each species of plant has its own special season for flowering, ..."

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