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flower British & World English

The seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are typically surrounded by a brightly coloured corolla (petals) and a green calyx (sepals)

flower English Thesaurus

the shrub produces blue flowers in early summer

day flower British & World English

A plant of warm climates with short-lived flowers that are typically blue

flower bed British & World English

A garden plot in which flowers are grown

flower girl British & World English

A woman or girl who sells flowers, especially in the street

flower head British & World English

A compact mass of flowers at the top of a stem, especially a capitulum

flower show British & World English

An event at which flowers are displayed and judged for awards

pea flower British & World English

A flower that is characteristic of many leguminous plants and typified by that of the pea

wax flower British & World English

A plant bearing flowers with a waxy appearance:

wild flower British & World English

A flower of an uncultivated variety or a flower growing freely without human intervention

flower beetle British & World English

Any of a number of beetles that frequent flowers, in particular:

flower power British & World English

The ideas of the flower children, especially the promotion of peace and love as means of changing the world

frost flower British & World English

Any of a group of delicate clusters of ice crystals that form directly from water vapor, typically on the surface of sea ice

monkey flower British & World English

A plant of boggy ground, having yellow or red flowers which resemble snapdragons

pasque flower British & World English

A spring-flowering European plant related to the anemones, with purple flowers and fern-like foliage

spider flower British & World English

A plant with clusters of flowers which have long protruding stamens or styles

cardinal flower British & World English

A tall scarlet-flowered lobelia found in North America

carrion flower British & World English

Another term for stapelia.

flower arranger British & World English

A person who creates decorative displays with cut flowers

flower children British & World English

Hippies who wore flowers as symbols of peace and love

flower essence British & World English

A substance prepared from a flowering plant and used therapeutically for its alleged beneficial effects on mood, outlook, etc.

passion flower British & World English

An evergreen climbing plant of warm regions, which bears distinctive flowers with parts that supposedly resemble instruments of the Crucifixion

slipper flower British & World English

Another term for calceolaria.

Christmas flower British & World English

The hydrangea, which in South Africa blooms at Christmas

flower arranging British & World English

The craft or activity of creating decorative displays with cut flowers

Bach flower remedies British & World English

Preparations of the flowers of various plants used in a system of complementary medicine intended to relieve ill health by influencing underlying emotional states

orange flower water British & World English

A solution of neroli in water, used in perfumery and as a food flavouring

Venus's flower basket British & World English

A slender upright glass sponge with a filmy lattice-like skeleton

flowerpot British & World English

A small container, typically with sloping sides and made from plastic or earthenware, used for growing a plant in

ray floret British & World English

(In a composite flower head of the daisy family) any of a number of strap-shaped and typically sterile florets that form the ray. In plants such as dandelions the flower head is composed entirely of ray florets

La Guardia, Fiorello British & World English

(1882–1947) US politician; nickname the Little Flower; full name Fiorello Henry La Guardia. He served in the US House of Representatives from New York 1917–21 before he became a corruption-fighting mayor of New York City 1933–45

everlasting flower in everlasting British & World English

A flower of the daisy family with a papery texture, retaining its shape and colour after being dried, especially a helichrysum

Little Flower in La Guardia, Fiorello British & World English

(1882–1947) US politician; nickname the Little Flower; full name Fiorello Henry La Guardia. He served in the US House of Representatives from New York 1917–21 before he became a corruption-fighting mayor of New York City 1933–45

bird of paradise flower in bird of paradise British & World English

A southern African plant related to the banana, which bears a showy irregular flower with a long projecting tongue