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floribunda

[flawr-uh-buhn-duh, flohr-] /ˌflɔr əˈbʌn də, ˌfloʊr-/
noun
1.
any of a class of roses characterized by a long blooming period and the production of large flowers often in thick clusters.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Neo-Latin, noun use of feminine of flōribundus flowering freely, equivalent to flōri- flori- + -bundus adj. suffix
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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

floribunda

/ˌflɔːrɪˈbʌndə/
noun
1.
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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