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Floret definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLO'RET, n. A little flower; the partial or separate little flower of an aggregate flower.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a diminutive flower (especially one that is part of a composite flower) [syn: floret, floweret]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English flourette, from Anglo-French *floret, diminutive of flur flower Date: 1671 1. a small flower; especially one of the small flowers forming the head of a composite plant 2. a cluster of flower buds separated from a head especially when used as food <broccoli florets>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Bot. 1 each of the small flowers making up a composite flower-head. 2 each of the flowering stems making up a head of cauliflower, broccoli, etc. 3 a small flower. Etymology: L flos floris flower

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Floret Flo"ret, n. [OF. florete, F. fleurette, dim. of OF. lor, F. fleur. See Flower, and cf. Floweret, 3d Ferret.] 1. (Bot.) A little flower; one of the numerous little flowers which compose the head or anthodium in such flowers as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion. --Gray. 2. [F. fleuret.] A foil; a blunt sword used in fencing. [Obs.] --Cotgrave.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(florets) 1. On a flowering plant, a floret is a small flower that is part of a larger flower. N-COUNT 2. On vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower, a floret is one of the small, flower-shaped pieces which make up the part of the vegetable that you eat. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Floweret, little flower.



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