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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Floret  \Flo"ret\,  n.  [OF.  florete,  F.  fleurette  dim.  of  OF 
  lor,  F.  fleur.  See  {Flower},  and  cf  {Floweret},  3d 
  {Ferret}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  little  flower;  one  of  the  numerous  little  flowers 
  which  compose  the  head  or  anthodium  in  such  flowers  as  the 
  daisy,  thistle,  and  dandelion.  --Gray. 
 
  2.  [F.  fleuret.]  A  foil;  a  blunt  sword  used  in  fencing. 
  [Obs.]  --Cotgrave. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  floret 
  n  :  a  diminutive  flower,  especially  one  that  is  part  of  a 
  composite  flower 




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