Search Result for "flowering":
1. the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms;
[syn: blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence]
2. a developmental process;
- Example: "the flowering of antebellum culture"
[syn: unfolding, flowering]
1. having a flower or bloom;
- Example: "a flowering plant"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flowering \Flow"er*ing\, n. 1. The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of adorning with flowers. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flower \Flow"er\ (flou"[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flowered (flou"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Flowering.] [From the noun. Cf. Flourish.] 1. To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in June. [1913 Webster] 2. To come into the finest or fairest condition. [1913 Webster] Their lusty and flowering age. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster] When flowered my youthful spring. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer. [1913 Webster] That beer did flower a little. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 4. To come off as flowers by sublimation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Observations which have flowered off. --Milton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Flowering \Flow"er*ing\, a. (Bot.) Having conspicuous flowers; -- used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc. [1913 Webster] Flowering fern, a genus of showy ferns (Osmunda), with conspicuous bivalvular sporangia. They usually grow in wet places. Flowering plants, plants which have stamens and pistils, and produce true seeds; phenogamous plants; -- distinguished from flowerless plants. Flowering rush, a European rushlike plant (Butomus umbellatus), with an umbel of rosy blossoms. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
flowering adj 1: having a flower or bloom; "a flowering plant" [ant: flowerless, nonflowering] n 1: the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms [syn: blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence] 2: a developmental process; "the flowering of antebellum culture" [syn: unfolding, flowering]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
103 Moby Thesaurus words for "flowering": accomplishment, advance, advancement, amplification, anthesis, balmy, bloom, blooming, bloomy, blossom, blossoming, blow, blowing, booming, budding, burgeoning, clear, crescent, developed, development, developmental change, efflorescence, efflorescent, elaboration, enlargement, evolution, evolutionary change, evolvement, evolving, expansion, explication, exuberant, fair, fat, floral, floreate, florescence, florescent, floriate, floriated, floricultural, florid, flourishing, flowerage, flowered, flowery, fruiting, full bloom, full-fledged, full-grown, fully developed, furtherance, garden, going strong, gradual change, growing, grown, grown-up, growth, halcyon, horticultural, hortulan, hypertrophied, in bloom, in blossom, in flower, in full swing, in good case, inflorescent, juvenal, juvenescent, juvenile, maturation, mature, multiflorous, natural development, natural growth, nonviolent change, overdeveloped, overgrown, palmy, piping, progress, progression, prospering, radiciflorous, rhizanthous, ripening, rise, rosy, sleek, sprouting, thriving, unfolding, unfoldment, uniflorous, upgrowth, vigorous, young, youngling, youthful, youthlike, youthy