flower: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (flou'ur), [key]
- the blossom of a plant.
- the part of a seed plant comprising the reproductive organs and their envelopes if any, esp. when such envelopes are more or less conspicuous in form and color.
- an analogous reproductive structure in other plants, as the mosses.
- a plant, considered with reference to its blossom or cultivated for its floral beauty.
- state of efflorescence or bloom: Peonies were in flower.
- an ornament representing a flower.
- Also calledan ornamental piece of type, esp. a stylized floral design, often used in a line to decorate chapter headings, page borders, or bindings.
- an ornament or adornment.
- the finest or most flourishing period: Poetic drama was in flower in Elizabethan England.
- the best or finest member or part of a number, body, or whole: the flower of American youth.
- the finest or choicest product or example.
- a substance in the form of a fine powder, esp. as obtained by sublimation: flowers of sulfur.
- to produce flowers; blossom; come to full bloom.
- to come out into full development; mature.
- to cover or deck with flowers.
- to decorate with a floral design.
- flower (Thesaurus)