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Main Entry: 1flow·er
Pronunciation: primarystressflaudot(-schwa)r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English flour "flower, best part," from early French flor, flour (same meaning), from Latin flor-, flos "flower, blossom" --related to FLORID, FLOUR, FLOURISH
1 a : 1BLOSSOM 1, inflorescence b : a shoot of a higher plant that is specialized for reproduction and bears modified leaves (as petals) c : a plant cultivated or outstanding for its blossoms
2 a : the best part or example <the flower of our childhood> b : a state or time of thriving <when knighthood was in flower>
- flow·er·less /-lschwas/ adjective
- flow·er·like /-secondarystresslimacrk/ adjective
[flower illustration]

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