One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Composed of or bearing many flowers, having many flowers; multiflorous.
2Of honey or pollen: produced or gathered from the flowers of more than one species or genus of plant.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Spencer Baird (1823–1887), zoologist and scientific administrator. From post-classical Latin multiflorus + -al. Compare earlier multiflorous.
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