1. [syn: floret, floweret]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Floret \Flo"ret\, n. [OF. florete, F. fleurette, dim. of OF.
lor, F. fleur. See Flower, and cf. Floweret, 3d
1. (Bot.) A little flower; one of the numerous little flowers
which compose the head or anthodium in such flowers as the
daisy, thistle, and dandelion. --Gray.
2. [F. fleuret.] A foil; a blunt sword used in fencing.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a diminutive flower (especially one that is part of a
composite flower) [syn: floret, floweret]