flower

1. noun /ˈflaʊə,ˈflaʊɚ/
a) A colorful, conspicuous structure associated with angiosperms, frequently scented and attracting various insects, and which may or may not be used for sexual reproduction.

How frail a flower thou doſt ſo highly a prize:/Beautys the flower, but love the flower-pot/That muſt preſerve it, els it quickly dyes.

b) A reproductive structure in angiosperms (flowering plants), typically including sepals, petals, stamens, and ovaries; often conspicuously colourful.

You know, Darwin studied their fertilisation, and showed that the whole structure of an ordinary orchid flower was contrived in order that moths might carry the pollen from plant to plant.

2. verb /ˈflaʊə,ˈflaʊɚ/
a) To put forth blooms.
b) To reach a state of full development or great achievement.

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  • Flower — Flow er (flou [ e]r), n. [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. {Blossom}, {Effloresce}, {Floret}, {Florid}, {Florin}, {Flour}, {Flourish}.] 1. In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • flower — (n.) c.1200, from O.Fr. flor flower, blossom; heyday, prime; fine flour; elite; innocence, virginity (Mod.Fr. fleur), from L. florem (nom. flos) flower (Cf. It. fiore, Sp. flor; see FLORA (Cf. flora)). Modern spelling is 14c. Ousted O.E. cognate… …   Etymology dictionary

  • flower — [flou′ər] n. [ME flowre, flour, OFr flor, flour (Fr fleur) < L flos (gen. floris), a flower: see BLOOM1] 1. a) the seed producing structure of an angiosperm, consisting of a shortened stem usually bearing four layers of organs, with the… …   English World dictionary

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  • flower — [n1] bloom of a plant annual, blossom, bud, cluster, efflorescence, floret, floweret, head, herb, inflorescence, perennial, pompon, posy, shoot, spike, spray, vine; concepts 425,428 flower [n2] best, choicest part cream, elite, finest point,… …   New thesaurus

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  • Flower — Flow er (flou [ e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flowered} (flou [ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flowering}.] [From the noun. Cf. {Flourish}.] 1. To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in June.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flower — n blossom, bloom, blow (see under BLOSSOM vb) flower vb *blossom, bloom, blow Analogous words: flourish, prosper (see SUCCEED) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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