Crossword clues for flower
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Flower \Flow"er\ (flou"[~e]r), n. [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]
In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy portion, usually of a different color, shape, and texture from the foliage.
(Bot.) That part of a plant destined to produce seed, and hence including one or both of the sexual organs; an organ or combination of the organs of reproduction, whether inclosed by a circle of foliar parts or not. A complete flower consists of two essential parts, the stamens and the pistil, and two floral envelopes, the corolla and callyx. In mosses the flowers consist of a few special leaves surrounding or subtending organs called archegonia. See Blossom, and Corolla.
Note: If we examine a common flower, such for instance as a geranium, we shall find that it consistsFirst, an outer envelope or calyx, sometimes tubular, sometimes consisting of separate leaves called sepals; secondly, an inner envelope or corolla, which is generally more or less colored, and which, like the calyx, is sometimes tubular, sometimes composed of separate leaves called petals; thirdly, one or more stamens, consisting of a stalk or filament and a head or anther, in which the pollen is produced; and fourthly, a pistil, which is situated in the center of the flower, and consists generally of three principal parts; one or more compartments at the base, each containing one or more seeds; the stalk or style; and the stigma, which in many familiar instances forms a small head, at the top of the style or ovary, and to which the pollen must find its way in order to fertilize the flower.
--Sir J. Lubbock.
The fairest, freshest, and choicest part of anything; as, the flower of an army, or of a family; the state or time of freshness and bloom; as, the flower of life, that is, youth.
The choice and flower of all things profitable the Psalms do more briefly contain.
The flower of the chivalry of all Spain.
A simple maiden in her flower Is worth a hundred coats of arms.
Grain pulverized; meal; flour. [Obs.]
The flowers of grains, mixed with water, will make a sort of glue.
pl. (Old Chem.) A substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation; as, the flowers of sulphur.
A figure of speech; an ornament of style.
pl. (Print.) Ornamental type used chiefly for borders around pages, cards, etc.
pl. Menstrual discharges. --Lev. xv. 24. Animal flower (Zo["o]l.) See under Animal. Cut flowers, flowers cut from the stalk, as for making a bouquet. Flower bed, a plat in a garden for the cultivation of flowers. Flower beetle (Zo["o]l.), any beetle which feeds upon flowers, esp. any one of numerous small species of the genus Meligethes, family Nitidulid[ae], some of which are injurious to crops. Flower bird (Zo["o]l.), an Australian bird of the genus Anthornis, allied to the honey eaters. Flower bud, an unopened flower. Flower clock, an assemblage of flowers which open and close at different hours of the day, thus indicating the time. Flower head (Bot.), a compound flower in which all the florets are sessile on their receptacle, as in the case of the daisy. Flower pecker (Zo["o]l.), one of a family ( Dic[ae]id[ae]) of small Indian and Australian birds. They resemble humming birds in habits. Flower piece.
A table ornament made of cut flowers.
(Fine Arts) A picture of flowers.
Flower stalk (Bot.), the peduncle of a plant, or the stem that supports the flower or fructification.
Flower \Flow"er\, v. t. To embellish with flowers; to adorn with imitated flowers; as, flowered silk.
Flower \Flow"er\ (flou"[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flowered (flou"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Flowering.] [From the noun. Cf. Flourish.]
To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in June.
To come into the finest or fairest condition.
Their lusty and flowering age.
--Robynson (More's Utopia).
When flowered my youthful spring.
To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer.
That beer did flower a little.
To come off as flowers by sublimation. [Obs.]
Observations which have flowered off.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, "be vigorous, prosper, thrive," from flower (n.). Of a plant or bud, "to blossom," c.1300. Meaning "adorn or cover with flowers" is from 1570s. Related: Flowered; flowering.
c.1200, flour, also flur, flor, floer, floyer, flowre, "the blossom of a plant; a flowering plant," from Old French flor "flower, blossom; heyday, prime; fine flour; elite; innocence, virginity" (12c., Modern French fleur), from Latin florem (nominative flos) "flower" (source of Italian fiore, Spanish flor; compare flora).\n
\nFrom late 14c. in English as "blossoming time," also, figuratively, "prime of life, height of one's glory or prosperity, state of anything that may be likened to the flowering state of a plant." As "the best, the most excellent; the best of its class or kind; embodiment of an ideal," early 13c. (of persons, mid-13c. of things); for example flour of milk "cream" (early 14c.); especially "wheat meal after bran and other coarse elements have been removed, the best part of wheat" (mid-13c.). Modern spelling and full differentiation from flour (n.) is from late 14c.\n
\nIn the "blossom of a plant" sense it ousted its Old English cognate blostm (see blossom (n.)). Also used from Middle English as a symbol of transitoriness (early 14c.); "a beautiful woman" (c.1300); "virginity" (early 14c.). Flower-box is from 1818. Flower-arrangement is from 1873. Flower child "gentle hippie" is from 1967.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A colorful, conspicuous structure associated with angiosperms, frequently scented and attracting various insects, and which may or may not be used for sexual reproduction. 2 (context botany English) A reproductive structure in angiosperms (flowering plants), often conspicuously colourful and typically including sepals, petals, and either or both stamens and/or a pistil. 3 A plant that bears flowers, especially a plant that is small and lacks wood. 4 (context usually with in English) Of plants, a state of bearing blooms. 5 (context euphemistic hypocoristic English) The vulva, especially the labia major
1 To put forth blooms. 2 To reach a state of full development or achievement. 3 To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer. 4 To come off as flowers by sublimation. Etymology 2
n. (lb en rare) Something that flows, such as a river.
Flower is a song by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released as a single in 1985 by record label Homestead, backed by "Halloween", and also released the following year by record label Blast First with "Satan Is Boring" as the B-side. It also appeared on re-releases of the band's 1985 album Bad Moon Rising.
"Flower" is a song by the American rock band Soundgarden. Featuring lyrics written by frontman Chris Cornell and music written by guitarist Kim Thayil, "Flower" was released in May 1989 as the only single from the band's debut album, Ultramega OK (1988). The song was included on Soundgarden's 1997 greatest hits album, A-Sides. An alternate BBC version of "Flower" recorded on 14 May 1989 appeared on the Deluxe Edition of the band's 2010 compilation album Telephantasm.
A flower is a reproductive structure found in many plants.
Flower or Flowers may also refer to:
"Flower," (stylized as flower) is Kumi Koda's 17th domestic single. Flower was written as the theme song for the novel Koibana (恋バナ / Love Story) and also used in the television advertisement for the novel. The lyrics were written by the author of Koibana, Yoshi. This was also the first domestic single released by Kumi Koda that was not accompanied by a promotional music video. It reached #4 on the weekly Oricon Chart.
In addition to facilitating the reproduction of flowering plants, flowers have long been admired and used by humans to beautify their environment, and also as objects of romance, ritual, religion, medicine and as a source of food.
"Flower" is Tomiko Van's debut single under the Avex Trax label. The single was released on June 7, 2006 in two formats.
"Flower" is the sixth single by L'Arc-en-Ciel, released on October 17, 1996 it reached number 5 on the Oricon chart. The single was re-released on August 30, 2006.
Flower is the eighth solo album by drummer Akira Jimbo and was released on January 28, 1997. It features several guest musicians, such as longtime collaborators Gary Stockdale and Keiko Matsui.
"Flower" is a song by American singer-songwriter Liz Phair from her 1993 debut album Exile in Guyville. It is about the singer's infatuation with a man she regularly sees, and explicitly describes her sexual attraction and fantasies about him.
The song first appeared on one of her Girly Sound tapes. The song was later covered by Pansy Division on their 1995 album Pile Up. The Industrial Power Noise band Caustic covered the song on their 2007 release Booze Up And Riot: Hangover Edition featuring Victoria Lloyd of the band Claire Voyant singing vocals.
"Flower" is the thirty-fourth single by Japanese recording artist Gackt, released on July 1, 2009. This single is the final of the four singles of the countdown to Gackt's 10th anniversary as solo artist. Each of the countdown singles were released within a week of each other. There are two versions of the music video.
"Flower" is Atsuko Maeda's first solo single. It was released in four versions: three regular CD+DVD "act" editions and a limited CD-only theater edition. First pressings of the regular editions came with a photo book (unique for each edition), while the theater edition came with either a handshake event ticket or one of ten photos at random. The title track was used as an insert song in the film Moshi Koukou Yakyuu no Joshi Manager ga Drucker no "Management" wo Yondara, starring Maeda herself. The single was released on June 22, 2011.
Flower is the debut solo release of South Korean artist Yong Jun-hyung, member and rapper of K-pop group Beast. The mini-album was released on 13 December 2013.
Flower is a Japanese pop girl group formed by LDH in 2009 and signed to Sony Music Japan. They are a dance and vocal unit of collective girl group E-girls alongside Dream and Happiness. The group consists of one vocalist and five performers.
Flower is a video game developed by Thatgamecompany and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Flower, designed by Jenova Chen and Nicholas Clark, was released in February 2009 on PlayStation 3, via the PlayStation Network. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game were ported over by Bluepoint Games, and released in November 2013. The game was intended as a " spiritual successor" to Flow, a previous title by Chen and Thatgamecompany. In Flower, the player controls the wind, blowing a flower petal through the air using the movement of the game controller. Flying close to flowers results in the player's petal being followed by other flower petals. Approaching flowers may also have side-effects on the game world, such as bringing vibrant color to previously dead fields or activating stationary windmills. The game features no text or dialogue, forming a narrative arc primarily through visual representation and emotional cues.
Flower was primarily intended to arouse positive emotions in the player, rather than to be a challenging and "fun" game. This focus was sparked by Chen, who felt that the primary purpose of entertainment products like video games was the feelings that they evoked in the audience, and that the emotional range of most games was very limited. The team viewed their efforts as creating a work of art, removing gameplay elements and mechanics that were not provoking the desired response in the players. The music, composed by Vincent Diamante, dynamically responds to the player's actions and corresponds with the emotional cues in the game. Flower was a critical success, to the surprise of the developers. Reviewers praised the game's music, visuals, and gameplay, calling it a unique and compelling emotional experience. It was named the "best independent game of 2009" at the Spike Video Game Awards, and won the "Casual Game of the Year" award by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.
Flower was a New York City indie rock band (June 1986 – 1990) formed by guitarist Richard Baluyut (later of Versus and Whysall Lane), singer/bassist Ian James (later of Cell and French), drummer Rob Hale (also later of Versus), and keyboardist Yosh Najita (formerly of synth band Groan Box).
After recording the Crash EP with Kramer at Noise New York studios, Najita and Hale were replaced by Richard's brother Edward Baluyut (also later of Versus) on guitar and Andrew Bordwin on drums, and Richard began sharing lead vocal duties.
Their final album Hologram Sky was not released domestically in the US, and Ian James was briefly replaced by Fontaine Toups before the band dissolved in 1990. Following the renewed interest in the band generated by the success of Toups and the Baluyuts in Versus, high profile indie label Simple Machines compiled all the band's recordings (except Crash) into Concrete Sky in 1994, and the group reunited for some promotional shows.
"Flower" is a song by Australian singer and songwriter Kylie Minogue. The song was originally written by Minogue and Steve Anderson of Brothers in Rhythm for Minogue's tenth studio album X (2007), but it did not make the final cut. However, it was performed in the set list for the KylieX2008 tour.
In 2011, the song was recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios for the orchestral compilation album The Abbey Road Sessions. The song was released as the first single from the album on 25 September 2012 by Parlophone Records. The studio version of the song premiered on BBC Radio 2 on 24 September 2012. The song received positive reviews from music critics, with critics enjoying the lyrical message and the production. A music video was shot for the single which premiered on Minogue's website.
Flower is the third studio album of South Korean singer Kim Junsu, released under his stage name XIA on 3 March 2015. The album features artists Tablo, Dok2 and Naul from Brown Eyed Soul. The album debuted at first place on the Gaon Chart. JYJ‘s Junsu has revealed plans to release a special edition album on May 28. The special edition album will include a disco punk mix version of “X Song,” an instrumental of “Flower,” music videos, album jacket filming making video, a DVD including his interviews, and more than fifty previously unreleased photos.
"Flower" is a song recorded by Australian singer Cody Simpson for his upcoming third full-length studio album, Free (2015). The song was released digitally in February 5, 2015 by Simpson's independent label Bananabeat Records.
Flower, is a South Korean pop rock band. They well known for their song "Endless" which became very popular in South Korea.
Usage examples of "flower".
Well if ye will go to the Flower de Luce and abide there this night, ye shall have a let-pass to-morn betimes.
The terrace next to the side porch was already abloom with freshly planted flowers.
Kingsley looked out over the flower beds that, still abloom in spite of the lateness of the season, lay before Aylesberg Hall.
I liked the way the hem of her dress flapped over her legs, the dust coming aburst like a big gray flower all around her.
The Duchesse de Luynes allowed the special wheelbarrow she had had made in acajou to be wheeled by the flower girls who were her teammates.
The blue flowers of the slender-leaved flax, combined with the bright hues of the scarlet acanthus, a flower peculiar to the country.
These patterns are abstracted for the most part from leaves and flowers - the rose, the lotus, the acanthus, palm, papyrus - and are elaborated, with recurrences and variations, into something transportingly reminiscent of the living geometries of the Other World.
This acknowledgment lies hidden in all evil, however the evil may be veiled by good and truth, which are borrowed raiment, or like wreaths of perishable flowers, put around the evil lest it appear in its nakedness.
It flowers from early in Spring until Autumn, and has, particularly in Summer, an acrid bitter taste.
The flower under observation at first diverged a little from its upright position, so as to occupy the open space caused by the removal of the adjoining flowers.
On days of general festivity, it was the custom of the ancients to adorn their doors with lamps and with branches of laurel, and to crown their heads with a garland of flowers.
Like a glow-worm golden In a dell of dew, Scattering unbeholden Its aereal hue Among the flowers and grass, which screen it from the view!
You may trace a common motive and force in the pyramid-builders of the earliest recorded antiquity, in the evolution of Greek architecture, and in the sudden springing up of those wondrous cathedrals of the twelfth and following centuries, growing out of the soil with stem and bud and blossom, like flowers of stone whose seeds might well have been the flaming aerolites cast over the battlements of heaven.
Even the succulent blue lilies--a variety of the agapanthus which is so familiar to us in English greenhouses--hung their long trumpet-shaped flowers and looked oppressed and miserable, beneath the burning breath of the hot wind which had been blowing for hours like the draught from a volcano.
At the edge of the woods, the tall stems of goldenrod, low masses of blue ageratum, black-eyed Susans, and lavender asters, all tangled with binding vines of pink morning glory just closing its flowers.