[ noun ] (botany) a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Used in print(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
Pansies are supposed to like it cool , but those great velvety flowers were healthy and perky in the glaring sun .
These specialists , I learned , have done a great_deal of work to improve the size and health of the plants and the resulting flowers .
Occasionally , when he had an unusual flower that he wanted more of he did ; but pansy seeds , he told me , soon `` run_down '' .
Every time you transplant a pansy you cause its flowers to become smaller .
That encourages rooting , and the better developed the roots , the larger and more plentiful the flowers .
angiosperm Malcolm_stock stock verbena peony poppy universe wallflower snapdragon gentian daisy orchid columbine wallflower lychnis baby's_breath western_wall_flower sandwort sandwort rocket_larkspur sweet_alyssum silene soapwort cowherb fig_marigold nigella delphinium pheasant's-eye sowbread ageratum cosmos prairie_rocket cape_marigold prairie_rocket cotton_rose heliophila damask_violet candytuft cineraria coneflower Virginian_stock painted_daisy schizopetalon xeranthemum corydalis horn_poppy composite sweet_sultan ammobium scarlet_musk_flower globe_amaranth African_daisy blue-eyed_African_daisy umbrellawort aster lace-flower_vine four_o'clock calla_lily spathiphyllum Swan_River_daisy calendula portulaca China_aster brass_buttons billy_buttons dahlia catananche coneflower blue_daisy kingfisher_daisy Carolina_spring_beauty gazania African_daisy sunflower tidytips oxeye_daisy Texas_star African_daisy sandwort florest's_cineraria cornflower white-topped_aster stokes'_aster marigold sweet_sultan Mexican_sunflower Easter_daisy ursinia spring_beauty zinnia blazing_star bartonia chrysanthemum cyclamen Virginia_spring_beauty shortia centaury pink begonia wandflower coral_drops Christmas_bells bellwort tuberose commelina scabious woodland_star achimenes rue_anemone African_violet streptocarpus scorpionweed anemone calceolaria gerardia toadflax veronica bush_violet petunia butterfly_flower lesser_celandine valerian red_valerian bloomer mistflower bloom
[ noun ] (botany) reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
Used in print(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)
In the villages people lined_up to give us flowers .
The preparations were elaborate : flowers , candles , incense sticks , rice wine , dozens of delicacies , and pieces of white cotton string .
The strings were draped around flowers in tall silver bowls ( page 261 ) .(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)
One looked down on a sea of leaves , a breaking wave of flower .
Other flowers we might gather as we pleased : myrtle and white_violets from beneath the lilacs ; the lilacs themselves , that bloomed so prodigally but for_the_most_part beyond our reach ; snowballs ; hollyhock blossoms that , turned upside_down , make pink petticoated ladies ; and the little , dark_blue larkspur that scattered its seed everywhere .
[ verb ] (botany) produce or yield flowers
"The cherry tree bloomed"
Used in print(Rhode Island Governor's Proclamations:...)
Ballet flowered in Italy during the next hundred years , and about 1550 was carried to France when the Italian princess , Catherine de Medicis , married the King of France .
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6083