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[flawr-uh-buhn-duh, flohr-] /ˌflɔr əˈbʌn də, ˌfloʊr-/
any of a class of roses characterized by a long blooming period and the production of large flowers often in thick clusters.
Origin of floribunda
1895-1900; < New Latin, noun use of feminine of flōribundus flowering freely, equivalent to flōri- flori- + -bundus adj. suffix Unabridged
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Examples from the web for floribunda
  • Most tree roses are grafted and involve a rootstock, a trunk stock and the top or head, which may be a hybrid tea or floribunda.
  • Hybrid teas and floribunda roses are constantly pruned, which reduces the formation of fruit.
  • The rose, a floribunda called preference, is mildew and disease resistant to keep maintenance requirements low.
British Dictionary definitions for floribunda


any of several varieties of cultivated hybrid roses whose flowers grow in large sprays
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, feminine of flōribundus flowering freely
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