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floret

Pronunciation: /ˈflɔːrət; ˈflɒrɪt/

Translation of floret in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (small flower) flósculo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The outermost two rows of florets on the flower head opened and anthesed on the same day.
    • Each panicle was individually labelled with its flowering date, defined as the day on which pollen had been released in approximately two-thirds of the florets composing the panicle.
    • It starts blooming in midsummer with huge panicles of showy, white florets surrounding smaller fertile flowers.
    Example sentences
    • For the piece de résistance, set all within a naturalized sea of camassia bulbs with their tall greenish spires and soft blue florets that bloom for weeks on end in late spring.
    • Similarly, in freesia florets the increase in perianth sugars was more than 10 times higher than the decrease in starch content.
    • Subsequent growth determines the fraction of the potential florets that develop into flowers, and eventually to fruits and seeds.
    1.2 (of cauliflower) cabezuela (feminine), cogollito (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The accompanying vegetables were good too; finely-sliced gratin potatoes in a light cheese sauce, delicious boiled new potatoes in their skins, deep-fried cauliflower florets in batter, broccoli and carrots.
    • The base could be covered with puréed spinach and topped with florets of broccoli and cauliflower, still with cheese.
    • We serve broccoli stems and florets steamed and tossed with a vinaigrette salad dressing just as you would a salad.

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.