One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A floret, especially of cauliflower or broccoli.
bloom, blossom, floretView synonyms
- ‘I wander out onto the terrace, sniff green tea leaves as they brew, touch balls made of snowy flowerets, gaze at gold tickling the lake's skin, peaks clad in polar bear white.’
- ‘Statues of the Virgin were often enriched with gold leaf, her dark face surrounded with flowerets and cascades of lace carved from ash and oak boles.’
- ‘She was dressed modestly but coquettishly in a pale purple silk gown with tiny flowerets in her flaxen hair.’
- ‘With its chartreuse color and pineconeshaped flowerets, this is the most exotic-looking of the broccoli family.’
- ‘The poses seem to be modelled on a quick-motion camera observing the unfolding of flowerets.’
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