One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the shrub produces blue flowers in early summer’
bloom, blossom, floweret, floret
2‘a man in the flower of his strength’
prime, peak, pinnacle, zenith, acme, height, ascendancy, climax, culmination, crowning point, perfection, heyday, springtime, bloom, flowering, salad days
3‘the flower of the nation's youth’
best, finest, top, pick, choice, choicest, prime, cream, prize, treasure, pearl, gem, jewel, the jewel in the crown, the crème de la crème, first class, elite, elect
informal the tops
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