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English noun: flower

1. flower (plant) a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms


Broader (hypernym)angiosperm, flowering plant


Narrower (hyponym)achimenes, Adonis annua, African daisy, African daisy, African daisy, African violet, ageratum, ageratum, Alsobia dianthiflora, Amberboa moschata, ammobium, anemone, Anemonella thalictroides, aquilege, aquilegia, Arctotis stoechadifolia, Arctotis venusta, arum lily, aster, babies'-breath, baby's breath, bachelor's button, bachelor's button, bartonia, begonia, bellwort, Bessera elegans, billy buttons, blazing star, bloomer, blue daisy, blue marguerite, blue-eyed African daisy, bluebottle, bouncing Bess, bouncing Bet, Brachycome Iberidifolia, brass buttons, browallia, bush violet, butter-and-eggs, butterfly flower, calceolaria, calendula, calla, calla lily, Callistephus chinensis, campion, candytuft, cape marigold, Carolina spring beauty, catananche, catchfly, catchfly, Centaurea cyanus, Centaurea imperialis, Centaurea moschata, centaury, Centranthus ruber, Cheiranthus asperus, Cheiranthus cheiri, China aster, Christmas bells, chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum coccineum, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, cineraria, Clatonia lanceolata, Claytonia caroliniana, Claytonia virginica, columbine, commelina, composite, composite plant, coneflower, coneflower, Conoclinium coelestinum, Consolida ambigua, coral drops, cornflower, cornflower aster, corydalis, cosmea, cosmos, cotton rose, Cotula coronopifolia, cow cockle, cowherb, cudweed, cyclamen, Cyclamen hederifolium, Cyclamen neopolitanum, Cyclamen purpurascens, dahlia, Dahlia pinnata, daisy, damask violet, Dame's violet, delphinium, Delphinium ajacis, devil's flax, Easter daisy, Episcia dianthiflora, Erysimum arkansanum, Erysimum asperum, Erysimum cheiri, Eupatorium coelestinum, Felicia amelloides, Felicia bergeriana, fig marigold, filago, florest's cineraria, four o'clock, French honeysuckle, garden pink, gazania, gentian, gerardia, gillyflower, Glaucium flavum, globe amaranth, Gomphrena globosa, Gypsophila paniculata, hedge pink, helianthus, heliophila, Hesperis matronalis, horn poppy, horned poppy, hot water plant, kingfisher daisy, lace-flower vine, Layia platyglossa, lesser celandine, Leucanthemum vulgare, Linaria vulgaris, Lindheimera texana, Lithophragma affine, Lithophragma affinis, Lobularia maritima, Lonas annua, Lonas inodora, lychnis, Malcolm stock, Malcolmia maritima, marguerite, marigold, Mentzelia laevicaulis, Mentzelia lindleyi, Mentzelia livicaulis, merry bells, Mexican sunflower, mist-flower, mistflower, Moehringia lateriflora, Moehringia mucosa, moon daisy, nigella, Nyctaginia capitata, old maid, old maid flower, orchid, orchidaceous plant, ox-eyed daisy, oxeye daisy, paeony, painted daisy, peace lily, pebble plant, peony, Pericallis cruenta, Pericallis hybrida, petunia, phacelia, pheasant's-eye, pilewort, pink, Polianthes tuberosa, poor man's orchid, poppy, portulaca, prairie rocket, prairie rocket, pyrethrum, Ranunculus ficaria, red valerian, rocket larkspur, rue anemone, Saintpaulia ionantha, sandwort, sandwort, sandwort, Saponaria officinalis, Saponaria vaccaria, scabiosa, scabious, scarlet musk flower, schizanthus, schizopetalon, Schizopetalon walkeri, scorpion weed, scorpionweed, sea poppy, Senecio cruentus, shortia, silene, slipperwort, snapdragon, soapwort, sowbread, Sparaxis tricolor, spathe flower, spathiphyllum, speedwell, spring beauty, star of the veldt, stemless daisy, stock, stock, stokes' aster, Stokesia laevis, streptocarpus, sun marigold, sunflower, Swan River daisy, sweet alison, sweet alyssum, sweet rocket, sweet sultan, sweet sultan, Tanacetum coccineum, Tellima affinis, Texas star, tidy tips, tidytips, tithonia, toadflax, Townsendia Exscapa, tuberose, umbrellawort, ursinia, Vaccaria hispanica, Vaccaria pyramidata, valerian, verbena, veronica, vervain, Virginia spring beauty, Virginia stock, Virginian stock, wallflower, wallflower, wandflower, western wall flower, white daisy, white-topped aster, wild oats, wild snapdragon, windflower, woodland star, xeranthemum, yellow ageratum, yellow horned poppy, Zantedeschia aethiopica, zinnia

2. flower (plant) reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts


Synonymsbloom, blossom


Broader (hypernym)reproductive structure


Narrower (hyponym)apetalous flower, bud, chrysanthemum, floret, floweret, inflorescence, ray floret, ray flower


Part holonymcarpel, chlamys, floral envelope, floral leaf, ovary, perianth, perigone, perigonium, pistil, stamen


Part meronymangiosperm, flowering plant

3. flower (time) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity


Synonymsbloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush, heyday, peak, prime


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Narrower (hyponym)golden age


English verb: flower

1. flower (change) produce or yield flowers


SamplesThe cherry tree bloomed.


Synonymsbloom, blossom


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)develop


Narrower (hyponym)burst forth, effloresce









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