Flow·er v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flowered p. pr. & vb. n. Flowering.]
1. To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in June.
2. To come into the finest or fairest condition.
Their lusty and flowering age. --Robynson (More's Utopia).
When flowered my youthful spring. --Spenser.
3. To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer.
That beer did flower a little. --Bacon.
4. To come off as flowers by sublimation. [Obs.]
Observations which have flowered off. --Milton.
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.
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.
1. The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification.
2. The act of adorning with flowers.
adj : bursting into flower; "flowering spring trees" [syn: abloom,
n 1: the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
[syn: blossoming, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis,
2: a developmental process; "the flowering of ante-bellum
culture" [syn: unfolding]