from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A public exhibition of flowers and flowering plants.


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  • Still, it's hard to picture the queen's hand-waving and flower-show excursions inspiring the hysteria that celebrities do.

    Going Gaga for Queen Elizabeth Enda Curran 2011

  • One must never smoke in a public place, where ladies aro or might be, for instance, a flower-show or promenade.

    Smoking Etiquette | Edwardian Promenade 2010

  • "It is the most heavenly blue flower," says Ms. Bowditch, an avid flower-show competitor who once taught horticulture classes at Temple University and lives most of the year in Philadelphia.

    Mad About Blue in the Garden 2010

  • It was only Mr. Frederick Bullock, who had come from the City according to appointment, to conduct the ladies to a flower-show.

    Vanity Fair 2006

  • On such terms, however, the Misses Neverbend were content to follow Mrs. Val to the Chiswick flower-show, and to feed on the crumbs which might chance to fall from the rich table of Miss

    The Three Clerks 2004

  • Katie was to commence her life, to open her ball with this flower-show.

    The Three Clerks 2004

  • It contained the purse which she had worked for him, and had given to him with such sweet affection at the Chiswick flower-show.

    The Three Clerks 2004

  • In her imagination it was all to be one long bright flower-show, in which, however, the sweet sorrowing of the sensitive plant would ever and anon invite her to pity and tears.

    The Three Clerks 2004

  • And do you remember the flower-show, and the dance at

    The Three Clerks 2004

  • Lactimel went on with her little scheme for expending the cost of the flower-show in bread and bacon for the poor Irish of Saffron

    The Three Clerks 2004


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