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floriferous Line breaks: flor|ifer|ous
Pronunciation: /flɒˈrɪf(ə)rəs/

Definition of floriferous in English:


(Of a plant) producing many flowers.
Example sentences
  • Behind the scenes, breeders have been developing pansies that are more floriferous, focusing on plants that produce a more abundant show of 1-to 3-inch-wide flowers rather than fewer but larger blooms.
  • There are successful stories of producing floriferous plants with an unusual mixture of colours by hybridisation techniques.
  • If your garden is densely planted with very floriferous plants, you can fertilize every 60 days.


Mid 17th century: from Latin florifer (from flos, flor- 'flower', + -fer 'producing') + -ous.

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