from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of flower.
- n. The action of the verb to flower.
- n. Blooming
- adj. Of a plant, that produces flowers.
- adj. Having flowers that are opening.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having conspicuous flowers; -- used as an epithet with many names of plants
- n. The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification.
- n. The act of adorning with flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or state denoted by the verb flower, in any of its senses: as, the flowering of the bean.
- n. The shoals or strata of fish-feed often seen in the water about spawning-time.
- n. The spawning of pelagic fishes, which sometimes cover large areas of the surface of the sea with their spawn.
- n. The appearance of the surface of lakes and other large bodies of fresh water due to the occurrence of considerable quantities of algæ, usually blue-green forms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
- adj. having a flower or bloom
- n. a developmental process
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I've never been able to identify the tiny, jewel-colored birds that aren't hummers but like to hang out in flowering bushes.
So, that gives it another common name called the flowering fern.
The major problem is that the tropical year-round warmth and sunlight causes year-round flowering, which is undesirable in a crop that is to be machine harvested.
Some in Europe call the flowering glume lower palea to distinguish it from the real palea which they call the upper palea.
The first half of the 17th century may be described as the flowering time of the Barbary pirates.
When Parsley has stood some time it becomes coarse, but the young growth may be renewed by cutting over; this operation being also useful to defer the flowering, which is surely hastened by leaving the plants alone.
= C. C.um = and = C. europæum = are rarely well grown, for although quite hardy, the climate of this country does not suit them in their season of flowering, which is the early spring.
Of course, the flowering will be a little later than from plants raised earlier in heat.
They are also commonly called flowering plants, though this name might be also appropriately given to certain of the higher pteridophytes.
The English country people call the flowering of the hawthorn “the may.”