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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flower  \Flow"er\,  n.  [OE.  flour,  OF  flour,  flur,  flor,  F. 
  fleur,  fr  L.  flos,  floris.  Cf  {Blossom},  {Effloresce}, 
  {Floret},  {Florid},  {Florin},  {Flour},  {Flourish}.] 
  1.  In  the  popular  sense  the  bloom  or  blossom  of  a  plant;  the 
  showy  portion,  usually  of  a  different  color,  shape,  and 
  texture  from  the  foliage. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  That  part  of  a  plant  destined  to  produce  seed,  and 
  hence  including  one  or  both  of  the  sexual  organs;  an  organ 
  or  combination  of  the  organs  of  reproduction,  whether 
  inclosed  by  a  circle  of  foliar  parts  or  not  A  complete 
  flower  consists  of  two  essential  parts  the  stamens  and 
  the  pistil,  and  two  floral  envelopes,  the  corolla  and 
  callyx.  In  mosses  the  flowers  consist  of  a  few  special 
  leaves  surrounding  or  subtending  organs  called  archegonia. 
  See  {Blossom},  and  {Corolla}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flower  \Flow"er\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flowered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Flowering}.]  [From  the  noun  Cf  {Flourish}.] 
  1.  To  blossom;  to  bloom;  to  expand  the  petals,  as  a  plant;  to 
  produce  flowers;  as  this  plant  flowers  in  June. 
 
  2.  To  come  into  the  finest  or  fairest  condition. 
 
  Their  lusty  and  flowering  age.  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  When  flowered  my  youthful  spring.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  froth;  to  ferment  gently,  as  new  beer. 
 
  That  beer  did  flower  a  little.  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  To  come  off  as  flowers  by  sublimation.  [Obs.] 
 
  Observations  which  have  flowered  off  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flower  \Flow"er\,  v.  t. 
  To  embellish  with  flowers;  to  adorn  with  imitated  flowers; 
  as  flowered  silk. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flower 
  n  1:  a  plant  cultivated  for  its  blooms  or  blossoms 
  2:  reproductive  organ  of  angiosperm  plants  especially  one 
  having  showy  or  colorful  parts  [syn:  {bloom},  {blossom}] 
  3:  the  period  of  greatest  prosperity  or  productivity  [syn:  {prime}, 
  {peak},  {heyday},  {bloom},  {blossom},  {efflorescence},  {flush}] 
  v  :  produce  or  yield  flowers;  "The  cherry  tree  bloomed"  [syn:  {bloom}, 
  {blossom}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Flower,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  26611 




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