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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescencenoun

    the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms

  2. unfolding, floweringadjective

    a developmental process

    "the flowering of antebellum culture"

  3. floweringadjective

    having a flower or bloom

    "a flowering plant"


  1. floweringnoun

    The action of the verb to flower.

  2. floweringnoun


  3. floweringadjective

    (used only before the noun) Of a plant, that produces flowers.

    Azaleas are flowering plants.

  4. floweringadjective

    Having flowers that are opening.

    The apple trees are flowering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flowering

    of Flower

  2. Floweringadjective

    having conspicuous flowers; -- used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc

  3. Floweringnoun

    the act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification

  4. Floweringnoun

    the act of adorning with flowers

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flowering

    The phenomenon observed usually in connection with the spawning of fish, at the distance of four leagues from shore. The water appears to be saturated with a thick jelly, filled with the ova of fish, which is known by its adhering to the ropes that the cobles anchor with while fishing, for they find the first six or seven fathom of rope free from spawn, the next ten or twelve covered with slimy matter, and the remainder again free to the bottom; this gelatinous material may supply the new-born fry with food, and protect them by clouding the water.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flowering in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flowering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of flowering in a Sentence

  1. Gioia Massa:

    While the plants have n’t grown perfectly, i think we have gained a lot from this, and we are learning both more about plants and fluids and also how better to operate between ground and station. Regardless of final flowering outcome we will have gained a lot.

  2. Amit Ray:

    A smart city is an intelligent town that provides enormous possibilities for human growth through art, culture, social, architectural, economic, political, environmental, and scientific flowering with the optimal mix of nature, technology, humanity, and arts.

  3. John Steinbeck:

    A book is like a man -- clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.

  4. Chicago Tribune:

    Given that titan arums are notably unpredictable flowering plants (and we should know!), we wanted to be sure that she would bloom before we announced her debut. We appreciate your patience! alice the Amorphophallus, a sibling of Spike, surprised us all.

  5. Corey Lewandowski:

    I look forward to my opportunity. ... Believe me I'm no flowering violet.

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