[ noun ] (biology) the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
Used in print(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
Now the thing for us to do is to find ourselves a_couple_of those wonderful flowering currants such_as the red Ribes_sanguineum of our Pacific_Northwest , or otherwise a good sloe tree , or perhaps some nice pussy_willow in bloom , preferably one with male or staminate catkins .
Their appearance , next spring , coincides in an almost uncanny way with the flowering of their host plants .
[ noun ] a developmental process
"the flowering of ante-bellum culture"
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
The long settled areas of states like Virginia and South_Carolina developed the ante-bellum culture to its richest flowering , and there the memory is more precious , and the consciousness of loss the greater .