Definition of flowering in English:


Syllabification: flow·er·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈflou(ə)riNG


1(Of a plant) in bloom: a basket of flowering plants
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  • The gardens are magnificent, overflowing with tropical blooms and huge flowering trees.
  • Prune flowering trees in spring, after blooming, to correct unsightly problems.
  • Herbivorous reptiles the size of rhinos were hunted through forests of tree ferns and flowering trees by saber-toothed predators.
1.1Capable of producing flowers, especially in contrast to a similar plant with the flowers inconspicuous or absent: flowering dogwood
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  • An additional factor that could be incorporated into flowering models is plant variability.
  • We received a warm welcome, including a cup of refreshing drink made from a flowering herbal plant locally known as ‘Roselle’.
  • A few species were not collected because of their scarcity on the site or lack of flowering or fruiting individuals.
1.2 [in combination] Producing flowers at a specified time or of a specified type: winter-flowering heathers

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