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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Flowering  \Flow"er*ing\,  a.  (Bot.) 
  Having  conspicuous  flowers;  --  used  as  an  epithet  with  many 
  names  of  plants;  as  flowering  ash;  flowering  dogwood; 
  flowering  almond,  etc 
 
  {Flowering  fern},  a  genus  of  showy  ferns  ({Osmunda}),  with 
  conspicuous  bivalvular  sporangia.  They  usually  grow  in  wet 
  places. 
 
  {Flowering  plants},  plants  which  have  stamens  and  pistils, 
  and  produce  true  seeds;  phenogamous  plants;  -- 
  distinguished  from  {flowerless  plants}. 
 
  {Flowering  rush},  a  European  rushlike  plant  ({Butomus 
  umbellatus}),  with  an  umbel  of  rosy  blossoms. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flowering  \Flow"er*ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  blossoming,  or  the  season  when  plants  blossom; 
  florification. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  adorning  with  flowers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flowering 
  adj  1:  producing  or  having  flowers;  "a  flowering  branch"; 
  "flowering  plants"  [ant:  {flowerless}] 
  2:  bursting  into  flower;  "flowering  spring  trees"  [syn:  {abloom}, 
  {efflorescent}] 
  n  1:  the  process  of  budding  and  unfolding  of  blossoms  [syn:  {blossoming}, 
  {inflorescence},  {anthesis},  {efflorescence}] 
  2:  a  developmental  process;  "the  flowering  of  ante-bellum 
  culture"  [syn:  {unfolding}] 




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