Definition of flowering in English:

flowering

adjective

  • 1(of a plant) in bloom.

    ‘a window box of flowering geraniums’
    • ‘There are a great many flowering bushes such as the distinctively Australian banksias, and red-tailed skinks are often seen sunning themselves on the rocks.’
    • ‘Jim sat down under a flowering tree in a patch of tiny white blossoms and faced the shimmering waters of the river.’
    • ‘Prune flowering trees in spring, after blooming, to correct unsightly problems.’
    • ‘The gardens are magnificent, overflowing with tropical blooms and huge flowering trees.’
    • ‘It was tracked down at last and turned out to be a female, who on the last morning paid a visit to the flowering bushes beneath the balcony.’
    • ‘The lawned front garden has a cobblelock driveway and a multitude of flowering shrubs.’
    • ‘Behind the house is a border like a theatre set, its foreground dashed with red, yellow and blue of flowering bushes against a backdrop of a hundred greens.’
    • ‘However, unprotected plants were smaller and had fewer flowering heads.’
    • ‘Flower buds develop in leaf nodes in the upper part of the flowering shoot.’
    • ‘Males will defend feeding areas around flowering trees.’
    • ‘Herbivorous reptiles the size of rhinos were hunted through forests of tree ferns and flowering trees by saber-toothed predators.’
    • ‘If one gets away from the avenues and visits the largest city park called Leisure Valley, it has an Arcadian beauty of clusters of flowering trees.’
    • ‘For each plant, we recorded the number of vegetative and flowering shoots.’
    • ‘There are many varieties of flowering shrubs and trees and walking paths around the lake.’
    • ‘Dozens of unkempt flowering bushes sprawled everywhere, unattended for as long as I could remember.’
    • ‘The dawn service was always an occasion of soft dignity, with prayers and singing beneath the flowering trees.’
    • ‘Finishing the last window, she peered through it to watch the red gleam of the sun glance over the flowering trees.’
    • ‘We're on a misty riverbank, with lush, flowering trees and towering storybook castles in the background.’
    • ‘A new leaf forms on the adaxial side of a pre-existing leaf and also on the abaxial side of a leaf on flowering shoots.’
    • ‘The results of analysis of variance in numbers of ovules and pollen grains with position along the flowering shoot are shown in Table 2.’
    prime, peak, pinnacle, zenith, acme, height, ascendancy, climax, culmination, crowning point, perfection, heyday, springtime, bloom, flowering, salad days
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    1. 1.1 Capable of producing flowers, especially in contrast to a similar plant with the flowers inconspicuous or absent.
      ‘flowering dogwood’
      • ‘I supplement them with annuals, biennials, vines, bulbs, and a few flowering shrubs.’
      • ‘We received a warm welcome, including a cup of refreshing drink made from a flowering herbal plant locally known as ‘Roselle’.’
      • ‘The secret to making your flowering trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials bloom more is in the numbers.’
      • ‘A few species were not collected because of their scarcity on the site or lack of flowering or fruiting individuals.’
      • ‘Remember that fruit trees are beautiful flowering trees as well.’
      • ‘She easily made the climb only to find herself in the loveliest meadow of flowering grass species she'd ever seen.’
      • ‘The 220 square metre property is five years old and is located in a secluded cul-de-sac dotted with mature flowering trees and shrubs.’
      • ‘Many flowering trees are susceptible to fireblight, a bacterial disease that can be spread by pruning.’
      • ‘An additional factor that could be incorporated into flowering models is plant variability.’
      • ‘A curved, paved area links the lawn to a colourful flowering herb garden, one of only two on the island.’
      • ‘They see only the lovely little pool with the ferns and the flowering tree and the rainbows in the mist.’
      • ‘Sea grasses are flowering underwater plants that need sunlight to survive and thus are found in relatively clear, shallow waters.’
      • ‘People have started investing too much of their creativity and cool in how textured their feature wall is, or how many kinds of flowering grass line their paved entertaining area.’
      • ‘This garden has a variety of flowering trees and plants.’
      • ‘A Christmas cactus is also a good idea and is a flowering cactus that generally blooms around Christmas time, although it can bloom at any time of year.’
      • ‘The flowering shrubs will be planted in areas where there is enough sunlight and in shady areas foliage will be planted.’
      • ‘Is it a garden for all seasons with the right balance of flowering perennials and deciduous plants with evergreens to give interest in winter?’
      • ‘There is nothing more beautiful than a flowering shrub in full bloom, except maybe a flowering shrub in full bloom that has been trained to grow as a single stem tree.’
      • ‘That evening, I lay hidden in a stand of flowering bushes, watching the passersby.’
      • ‘By far the most damaging is the rhododendron, a flowering shrub introduced into gardens in the 18th century from southern Europe.’
    2. 1.2in combination Producing flowers at a specified time or of a specified type.
      ‘winter-flowering heathers’

Pronunciation

flowering

/ˈflaʊərɪŋ/