1 blossom, bloom, floret or floweret, bud, Technical efflorescence:
He brought me flowers for my birthday.
2 cream, best, pick, élite, crème de la crème, finest, choicest:
The flower of the city's youth were put to death by the wicked caliph.
3 blossom, bloom, bud, burgeon or bourgeon, come out, open, unfold, Technical effloresce:
The century plant was so called because it was thought to flower only once every hundred years.
bright, brilliantly-coloured, colourful | fragrant, scented, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling | delicate, tiny | huge | lily-like, star-shaped, etc. | exotic, rare | alpine, garden, wild, woodland | autumn, spring, etc. | seasonal | out-of-season | beautiful, lovely, pretty
What lovely flowers!
| fresh | cut
They sell a few pot plants, but they mainly sell cut flowers.
| dried, pressed | dead | artificial, fake | closed, open
The flowers were still tightly closed.
| daffodil, tulip, etc.
VERB + FLOWER
It has deep pink scented flowers. It was the first year that the cactus had produced flowers.
| come into
If the winter weather is mild, plants may come into flower too early.
The flowers are pollinated by insects.
FLOWER + VERB
go to seed, seed
FLOWER + NOUN
bud, head, petal, seed, stalk, stem | bed, border | arrangement, arranger, arranging
I'm learning flower arranging.
| display | pot
| basket, container, vase | garden | festival, show | market, seller, shop, stall | garland, wreath
It was June and the roses were in flower.
a bank/carpet/mass of flowers
The alleys were adorned with banks of flowers. The forest floor was a carpet of wild flowers.
| covered in flowers
The bush was absolutely covered in flowers.
More information about FLOWERS
Tulips are grown everywhere.
She breeds orchids in her greenhouse.
plant, put in ~
Autumn is the best time to plant peonies.
dig out/up, take out ~
Dig up your geraniums before the first frosts.
spray, water ~
It's a good idea to spray your roses against greenfly.
Don't forget to deadhead the pansies.
pick (sb) ~
I picked some daffodils for you.
He stopped to smell the flowers.
She arranged the tulips in a vase.
bring/give/send/take (sb) ~
He took her flowers and chocolates.
Daffodils grow wild in the mountains.
~ be in flower, be/come out, (be in) bloom, come into flower, come out, flower
The spring flowers were just coming out. What time of year do daffodils flower?
Some of these roses smell absolutely wonderful.
~ close/open (up)
You know it's summer when the first daisies open.
~ droop, wilt, wither
The petunias were already wilting in the hot sun.
~ be over
It was April and the snowdrops were long over.
a bouquet/bunch/garland/posy/spray/vase of ~
a spray of mixed violets and primroses
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