One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The twigs are leafless and flowerless; the shape of the background canvas is not ‘golden’.’
- ‘Shrubs need pruning, but only as much as necessary to maintain the health of the plant and to restore dying, flowerless branches.’
- ‘The surplus is stored away in the honeycomb to sustain the bees throughout the flowerless months of autumn and winter.’
- ‘Of course, one could say the same about Kwanzan cherries and lilacs, whose flowerless branches lack the slightest inspiration.’
- ‘We paired it up with a floral top because in the bleak mid-winter there is nothing quite so depressing as the flowerless landscape.’
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