flower Definition

the seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs (stamens and carpels) that are typically surrounded by a brightly colored corolla (petals) and a green calyx (sepals).

Using flower: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "flower" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The garden was full of colorful flowers.

  • Example

    She wore a flower in her hair.

  • Example

    He gave her a bouquet of flowers for her birthday.

  • Example

    The cherry tree is in full flower.

flower Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for flower

Antonyms for flower

Idioms Using flower

  • emerge from a difficult situation with one's reputation intact


    Despite the scandal, he managed to come up smelling of roses.

  • to take time to appreciate and enjoy the good things in life


    After years of working hard, she decided to stop and smell the roses.

  • people tend to want what they don't have


    She thought that moving to a bigger city would make her happier, but soon realized that the grass is always greener on the other side.

Phrases with flower

  • a movement in the 1960s advocating peace and love and the rejection of mainstream values


    The hippie culture of the 1960s was characterized by flower power.

  • having developed flowers


    The rose bushes are in flower.

  • the finest or most flourishing part of something


    The university attracts the flower of the country's youth.

Origins of flower

from Old French 'flor', from Latin 'flos', meaning 'blossom, flower'


Summary: flower in Brief

A 'flower' [ˈflaʊər] is the reproductive part of a plant, consisting of stamens, carpels, petals, and sepals. It is often brightly colored and used for decoration or symbolism. Examples include 'The garden was full of colorful flowers.' and 'He gave her a bouquet of flowers for her birthday.' Phrases like 'flower power' and idioms like 'stop to smell the roses' extend the concept of flowers into cultural and social contexts.

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