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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flow·er·ing, n.
 1. The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification.
 2. The act of adorning with flowers.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]