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5 definitions found
 for Flowering
From 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.
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     2. The act of adorning with flowers.
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From 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.
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     2. To come into the finest or fairest condition.
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              Their lusty and flowering age.        --Robynson
                                                    (More's
                                                    Utopia).
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              When flowered my youthful spring.     --Spenser.
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     3. To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer.
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              That beer did flower a little.        --Bacon.
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     4. To come off as flowers by sublimation. [Obs.]
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              Observations which have flowered off. --Milton.
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From 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.
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     Flowering+fern,+a+genus+of+showy+ferns+({Osmunda">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.
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From 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]

From 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
  
  

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