She is a young television mogul, actress, comedy writer, and flowering feminist in the public eye.
It was a typical suburban dwelling with a verdant lawn and lots of flowering shrubs.
And now spring is upon us—surely there is another Bolaño flowering.
But the other side of the coin would be, inevitably, the flowering of crime and corruption around the gambling business.
Israel is a nation state like many nation states established as part of the flowering of nineteenth century European nationalism.
I was the object on which her thoughts fastened as bees swarm upon the branch of a flowering tree.
Golden-rod and the early blue aster were flowering everywhere.
These are set off by the girdle of the flowering cherry, famed among the ancient seven villages of Iimura.
Palms, flowering shrubs, ferns, and creepers rioted on all sides.
The flowering glumes are always shorter than the empty glumes, and are hyaline.
c.1200, from Old French flor "flower, blossom; heyday, prime; fine flour; elite; innocence, virginity" (Modern French fleur), from Latin florem (nominative flos) "flower" (source of Italian fiore, Spanish flor; see flora).
Modern spelling is 14c. Ousted Old English cognate blostm (see blossom (n.)). Also used from 13c. in sense of "finest part or product of anything" and from c.1300 in the sense of "virginity." Flower children "gentle hippies" is from 1967.
c.1200, "be vigorous, prosper, thrive," from flower (n.). Of a plant or bud, "to blossom," c.1300. Related: Flowered; flowering.
The reproductive structure of the seed-bearing plants known as angiosperms. A flower may contain up to four whorls or arrangements of parts: carpels, stamens, petals, and sepals. The female reproductive organs consist of one or more carpels. Each carpel includes an ovary, style, and stigma. A single carpel or a group of fused carpels is sometimes called a pistil. The male reproductive parts are the stamens, made up of a filament and anther. The reproductive organs may be enclosed in an inner whorl of petals and an outer whorl of sepals. Flowers first appeared over 120 million years ago and have evolved a great diversity of forms and coloration in response to the agents that pollinate them. Some flowers produce nectar to attract animal pollinators, and these flowers are often highly adapted to specific groups of pollinators. Flowers pollinated by moths, such as species of jasmine and nicotiana, are often pale and fragrant in order to be found in the evening, while those pollinated by birds, such as fuschias, are frequently red and odorless, since birds have good vision but a less developed sense of smell. Wind-pollinated flowers, such as those of oak trees or grass, are usually drab and inconspicuous. See Note at pollination.