Meaning of FLOWER in English

FLOWER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bunch of flowers/roses/daffodils etc

I picked a bunch of flowers from the garden.

a flower/rose garden (= a garden planted with flowers/roses )

The cottage was surrounded by a flower garden.

a plant flowers

The plants are flowering earlier this year.

artificial flowers

a vase of stiff-looking artificial flowers

fish/fruit and vegetable/flower etc market

There’s a good antiques market here on Sundays.

flower arranging

flower child

flower girl

flower power

flower/sunflower/tomato etc seeds

I bought a packet of poppy seeds.

wild flowers

a field full of wild flowers

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

beautiful

It was rather hard to understand, though: Dear Mr Hughes, Thank you for the beautiful flowers .

I get beautiful vines and flowers , but eventually the flowers fall off and the stems turn brown and dry up.

The big church was filled with baskets of beautiful flowers and an organ played soft music.

The wall of thorns suddenly turns into a wall of big, beautiful flowers , which opens to let the prince enter.

Love must be the most beautiful flower than can be cultivated in transcendent garden of the mind.

The bride and Katie carried beautiful preserved flowers from Catkins.

Sow the biennial honesty-Lunaria annua-in situ to produce beautiful flowers next spring.

I find hellebores among the most beautiful flowers of all, so try to grow as many as possible.

blue

A delicate looking plant with much branched slender stems and dainty powder blue flowers .

Her feet are bare and she is wearing no coat, only a short-sleeved dress with tiny sprigs of blue flowers .

In the very attractive all-white luncheon room, vases of beautiful red, white, and blue flowers adorned every luncheon table.

There was a chest-of-drawers painted pale blue with flowers cut from seed-packets glued on to it for decoration.

Planted near deep blue flowers or purple foliage the effect is absolutely ravishing.

Three or four years old, a mere toddler, a boy with golden curls gathering blue flowers .

It was white with blue flowers on it.

The pale blue flowers stand out like jewels against dark, bare soil.

bright

If you want to use some very bright red flowers choose a subtle, gentle background with which they can blend.

She made the fields once more rich with abundant fruit and the whole world bright with flowers and green leaves.

They will not help the reader to grow brighter flowers or bigger cabbages.

The bright colours of flowers make them conspicuous from considerable distances.

The leaves have a unique smell midway between eucalyptus and mint. Bright purple flowers .

Some people came walking along, carrying bright flowers and bags of shopping.

The planter means you can conceal the cooler with bright flowers throughout the seasons.

Hot sun, bright flowers and green fields got into my blood.

dried

We sell dried flowers and herbs by the bunch and a large range of baskets.

In the centre of the room was a large wooden table holding a stoneware jar of dried flowers .

Cloves are dried flower buds and are usually sold whole.

Here at the Moredon Community Gardening Centre, there are regular classes on anything from hanging baskets to dried flower arranging.

For a more permanent display use dried flowers .

Not a table with dried flowers .

The Ideal Home Decorating School gives you details of exclusive readers' courses that cover everything from paint effects to dried flowers .

When the magazine folded she specialised in dried flowers which had the virtue of not being able to shriek back.

fresh

Cissy Patterson, publisher of the Washington Times-Herald, had fresh flowers brought aboard at stopping places along the way.

Minimalist in beige, black and cement with big arrangements of fresh flowers .&038;.

There are always fresh flowers on show.

Even if you only need new shoe heels and fresh flowers , this would be the place.

She insisted on fresh flowers every day placed next to a photograph of Stephen and herself at the opening night of Crystal Springs.

There are always fresh flowers , as if something there refuses to die.

The sweets in particular are quite spectacular, and are sometimes decorated with fresh flowers .

There was no headstone, but it was neatly tended and there were fresh flowers in a stone jar.

large

For instance, a few petals from a large flower can be remade into one that is much smaller.

Eventually the banana will send out a large pink flower .

She pretended she was making her own flower garden, and picked large red flowers to push into the ground.

The new varieties Snow Crystals and Creamery have a compact habit and much larger flowers than the traditional varieties.

There was a knock on the door and a member of the Prince's staff appeared with a large bouquet of flowers .

Having arranged all the larger flowers in the design, I then filled it out with some astrantia and potentilla flowers.

As a farewell gift Jackie Tinley then presented a large bouquet of flowers .

A pink pillar-box hat was perched precariously on her head, and pinned to its side was a large artificial purple flower .

pink

The bedroom is wallpapered, both on walls and ceiling, with a delicate tiny pink flower motif on a white background.

In the spring these plants would unfurl tiny pink bell-like flowers that attract bees.

Centaury got its name from the centaur, which cured itself from a poisoned dart with this pink flower .

There are horticultural varieties with pink or white flowers .

All three are quite similar with a pastel range of pink and purple flowers as well as white and cream.

The vibrant village is a place where some residents plant rows of red and pink flowers around their squat concrete houses.

The church was full of pink flowers - her favourite colour.

Eventually the banana will send out a large pink flower .

pressed

A pressed flower , Philip had said.

This chapter therefore describes the techniques you will need to follow to obtain perfect pressed flowers .

Aunt Margaret, frail as a pressed flower , seemed too cowed by his presence even to look at him.

Another gift that was well received was a book of poetry for which I made a pressed flower bookmark.

For example, the photograph on the previous page shows how pressed flower designs can be used to decorate photograph frames.

There are so many possibilities for pressed flowers that I hope you find it hard to contain your enthusiasm!

You should then decide which area of parcel is going to be decorated with the pressed flowers and foliage.

Apart from the ideas shown in this chapter, there are several other ways of incorporating pressed flowers into hobbies.

red

If you want to use some very bright red flowers choose a subtle, gentle background with which they can blend.

A dripping sky-blue shutter or the red flowers of a flame-of-the-forest tree were images exploding on the vision after blindness.

In this he recollected lying in bed as a child and counting the enormous red flowers in the wallpaper.

The vibrant village is a place where some residents plant rows of red and pink flowers around their squat concrete houses.

She pretended she was making her own flower garden, and picked large red flowers to push into the ground.

Finally, a perfectly preserved plant stem with an array of small red flowers at its tip.

Green foliage and spires of vivid red flowers .

She kneels for a red flower , picks it, later will press it carefully between the pages of a book.

small

In addition, you must be able to choose small flowers and small parts of flowers that can be used to good effect.

It produces small , fragrant flowers that cluster on older stems.

They were black painted with small flowers on the buckle.

Each plant mounds up 12 inches, producing lavish serrated foliage and small white flowers .

It was a beautiful dress, white seersucker dotted with small mauve flowers .

They're tough plants, handsome, with varied textures and nice small flowers .

tiny

You can even remove individual tiny flowers for use in miniature work.

In the spring these plants would unfurl tiny pink bell-like flowers that attract bees.

The bedroom is wallpapered, both on walls and ceiling, with a delicate tiny pink flower motif on a white background.

Sponge print: Cut tiny hearts, flowers or other shapes from a sponge.

Wine glasses will look effective arranged down a long dinner table, alternating single large blooms with groups of tiny flowers .

The small brass starburst in the center of the face seems somewhat ornamental, like a tiny flower with eight petals.

I can remember a party dress that I loved - a white one with bright, tiny flowers on and lace trimming.

It throws up sprays of tiny , buttercup-yellow flowers in summer.

white

Each bird disposed itself on the sea like a great white flower .

There are horticultural varieties with pink or white flowers .

In spring its flesh was clothed in white flowers .

Each plant mounds up 12 inches, producing lavish serrated foliage and small white flowers .

Another dwarf lily, with white flowers with yellow centres.

In early spring, they are adorned with fine panicles of white flowers , often deliciously fragrant.

From the centre of the rosette sprang a single five-inch stalk with a small spike of closed white flowers at its end.

It has white flowers with a purple spot.

wild

The slope was covered with white and yellow wild flowers , and near to the house was a cluster of small trees.

We're hoping, there's just a chance, she left her car to pick wild flowers .

In my garden it has made a swift transition from weed to wild flower to flower.

A gardener for 62 years, Mr. Wakeford on this occasion turned his enthusiasm to wild flowers .

Only a few thousand of the 250,000 different varieties of wild flowers have been named, he explained.

A field of wild flowers or an uncluttered soft, sandy beach with plenty of room - even in high season.

She wondered if fate had just punished her for picking wild flowers .

In 1755, at the age of six, Jane Weller was already collecting wild flowers .

yellow

The creamy yellow flowers grew in profusion on the slopes of an old railway embankment.

The branching inflorescence bears white or yellow flowers .

The slope was covered with white and yellow wild flowers , and near to the house was a cluster of small trees.

Silver foliage, yellow button flowers and a smell of chicken tikka.

On the other hand the Police Inspector of the district found him standing with a bunch of yellow flowers in his hand.

Similar in habit to the true waterlily, but with smaller yellow flowers .

And there are flowers in their hair and loose yellow flowers strewn about under their bare feet on the ground.

But whether the parent with the yellow flowers supplies the egg or the pollen makes not the slightest difference.

■ NOUN

arrangement

The next day, she was in church at Farnham Road, doing flower arrangements for a wedding.

Some flower arrangements , valued at more than $ 100, were placed near the rock.

Alexander demonstrates simple flower arrangements for table centerpieces, holiday centerpieces and silk flowers.

The flower arrangement from the Society is beautiful and will give pleasure and remembrance for a long time.

Within the deceptively small establishment are numerous and unique fresh flower arrangements , from small desktop bouquets to massive special occasion arrangements.

Why not use some of them to make a lovely flower arrangement .

I delivered plastic flower arrangements to pubs.

bed

The apartments are idyllically set amongst lovely flower beds , palm trees and tropical shrubs.

Alpine strawberries either can be planted in a bed or around flower beds.

Uncle Albert was squatting down by the flower bed doing a spot of weeding.

Q: I have planted a border of red salvia around my flower beds .

It's usually good rich stuff, ideal for the flower beds , so that's where it was dispatched.

The grass was mowed, the flower beds were weeded and edged.

The earth in the flower bed in front of the window was grey and powdery, the result of several weeks of drought.

And, between the shops, the colorful patches of flower beds made it all appear orderly and safe.

garden

Below the attics was a back bedroom looking out over the flower garden , and so on to the main road beyond.

They are landscaping noses just like flower gardens .

She pretended she was making her own flower garden , and picked large red flowers to push into the ground.

The benign old woman wore a big flowered garden hat and tended a magical flower garden.

The front of the Palace Theatre was presented as a flower garden with the Royal Box transformed with a bower of roses.

They are as melodies to the violinist, or perennials to a flower garden .

Extensive flower gardens , an adventure playground, and cafeteria, all help to make this a delightful place to visit.

He designed the flower garden known as the Dingle, hidden away in the Quarry park.

power

With spring in the air, why not let some flower power go to your head.

It was a time for flower power and a return to nature and the simple ways.

The date of this odd but interesting ballet might suggest intimations of flower power .

They bloom earlier too, meaning more flower power per pound.

show

Go to your nearest town occasionally for a special event - a concert, a festival, or a flower show .

The flower show is July 8-13 at Hampton Court.

International flower shows are held in Olomouc during the summer which are always popular.

The Aug. 24-Sept. 3 trek covers Cape Province wineries, private gardens, open fields and a flower show .

Coming up later we visit one of the finest palaces in the country which is hosting its first flower show .

This show can easily give Philadelphia a run for the money; it is the third-largest flower show in the world.

The Hampton Court Palace flower show is open until Sunday.

spring

Trees such as Sorbus aucuparia serve the all-seasons garden well with spring flowers , abundant autumn berries and bright foliage colours.

An outstanding feature of many spring flowers is the range of colours that they produce.

Throughout the long evenings she worked in the garden and planned what bulbs she would plant for spring flowers .

All the bridesmaids carried posies of spring flowers , and wore antique pearl and gold necklaces and bracelets.

The mountainsides were strewn with spring flowers .

He stared at the spring flowers , looked up at a blackbird on a branch, and came slowly indoors again.

And don't forget Britain's commonest spring flower -- bluebells.

The furniture was white and chrome, and even the many vases of spring flowers were white.

■ VERB

arrange

Here presumably Miss Wharton and her fellow helpers would arrange the flowers , wash out their dusters, refresh themselves with tea.

Apparently, the Altar Guild had been in to arrange the flowers and had forgotten to lock the side door.

It was as if she were arranging flowers or carding wool.

Thérèse returned with her water-bottle, knelt down to arrange her flowers .

Having arranged all the larger flowers in the design, I then filled it out with some astrantia and potentilla flowers.

Stick small poinsettias inside the larger ones with royal icing, then arrange flowers and leaves on the cake, as shown.

He was always arranging for flowers and special photographs to be sent to Mrs Collingridge, doing little favours whenever he could.

Inside St Michael and All Angels, women were arranging the flowers in golden tubs.

bring

He always brings flowers , and that is nice.

In other parts of the country, April showers bring May flowers .

They need 14 hours of light a day to bring out the flowers .

April also brings fantastic glacial flowers .

They sit down as Karen goes off Tarquin You've brought her flowers ?

If they brought flowers , he thanked them politely but left them where he laid them down.

Heads of the main voluntary and political groups in the territory brought wreaths of flowers covered with messages of condolence.

buy

He's bought Jessica flowers and chocolates right from the start.

I bought flowers for his girlfriends and polished the hubcaps on his car.

It's something she would naturally do but it was not the job alone that spurred the gentleman to buy her flowers .

Some weeks I forgot to buy flowers .

It is more than a decision to buy flowers for your lover or plan a romantic dinner.

I should buy some flowers , really.

Or you can buy some flowers from a shop or market stall.

As he walked he wondered if he should have bought her flowers .

grow

They will not help the reader to grow brighter flowers or bigger cabbages.

Some plants grow flower buds in fall.

After a while they brought their bowls out of the cupboard and the green leaves grew taller and flower buds began to fatten.

They grow flowers , but the male anthers are stunted or withered: Seed but no pollen is produced.

His garden was a credit to him, too, and he grew flowers and potatoes.

Some varieties, such as Choy Sum, are grown for the young flower shoots.

He saw the bleak and unpromising moorland gain colour as the grasses grew and the flowers came.

However, one really does not need extremely large amounts of space to grow the flowers needed for this very enjoyable hobby.

pick

He picked up the flower and held it to the light, a cluster of faded crimson petals with attenuated stalks.

I have picked out the flowers .

We're hoping, there's just a chance, she left her car to pick wild flowers .

But when she picked the flowers , the brothers turned into ravens and flew away.

She picked a bunch of flowers for Alan once.

The Khmers held hands as they advanced and sometimes picked flowers .

Help to protect them by following these rules: Don't pick or uproot wild flowers .

Red decided to pick some flowers for her grandmother along the way.

send

So how could anyone be sending her flowers ?

Betty was shocked that a woman would send her flowers , and fell, she admitted, a little in love.

All we have to do is send some nice flowers to each of his girlfriends.

He was going to send her flowers .

And he always remembers to send her flowers .

They love it when you send them flowers .

We can only send flowers if we know of the occasion, either happy or sad.

News of Molly Hilary told the teachers she had taken it upon herself to send flowers to Molly on behalf of the Teachers.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

come into leaf/flower/blossom

In the garden of the little farm, fruit trees are coming into flower, and others are beginning to leaf.

The cherry tree was coming into blossom, encouraged by the unseasonably warm sunshine.

When planted through beds of hybrid tea or floribunda rosea they add interest before the roses come into flower.

the flowering of sth

Reforms paved the way for a flowering of democracy in Eastern Europe.

After all, indiscretion is only the flowering of desperation.

By this I mean the secular humanism that has allowed the flowering of civil society in the West.

In a way, we are witnessing the second coming of Graham Gooch, the flowering of an unfulfilled embryo.

Ling At this time of year the moors turn purple with the flowering of heathers.

The basis was laid for the flowering of secular literature in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

The period of emancipation, the flowering of literary tradition, the Holocaust.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Amelia was holding a huge bouquet of flowers.

Mrs. Coulter planted a few flowers in her front yard.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Baptisia australis has indigo-blue flowers and superbly soft, bluish-grey foliage which is wonderful to use fresh.

Here presumably Miss Wharton and her fellow helpers would arrange the flowers, wash out their dusters, refresh themselves with tea.

I had hardly remembered the most obvious and striking spectacle of the myriad snow-white flowers now staring me in the face.

It produces small, fragrant flowers that cluster on older stems.

Other suggestions were wholesome, home-cooked meals or decorating the home with flowers and plants.

She wanted to hold the flowers as well, and I told her that might just be possible.

The female hazelnut flowers have extended their tiny purple tongues, but the male flowers resemble those of the alders.

They need 14 hours of light a day to bring out the flowers.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

plant

The plants are flowering several weeks too early.

Some contain two or more different plants to flower together or to follow on from each other.

This plant rarely flowers in the aquarium.

On the average it takes about 18 months for a plant to flower .

In reality, plants of all colours flower in the spring.

A lot of plants thrive and flower in partial shade.

time

Others need precise daily rations of sunlight that change with the seasons if they are to start flowering at a particular time .

Its strength in finance, flowering at the time , was deliberately promoted by the country's bureaucrats.

It often flowers several times a year.

They are likely to flower at different times and the effect will be untidy.

They can flower any time , often in winter.

year

The bulbs can be planted in the garden afterwards to flower outdoors the following year .

Biennials: Plants that flower in their second year and then die, such as Sweet Williams and hollyhocks.

D' you know, the tree hasn't flowered properly for six years .

It often flowers several times a year .

The first flowering pulse of the year is yellow, characterised by lesser celandine and primrose.

Digitalis is biennial; they should flower next year .

They will flower one year after they are sown.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the flowering of sth

Reforms paved the way for a flowering of democracy in Eastern Europe.

After all, indiscretion is only the flowering of desperation.

By this I mean the secular humanism that has allowed the flowering of civil society in the West.

In a way, we are witnessing the second coming of Graham Gooch, the flowering of an unfulfilled embryo.

Ling At this time of year the moors turn purple with the flowering of heathers.

The basis was laid for the flowering of secular literature in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

The period of emancipation, the flowering of literary tradition, the Holocaust.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Communal living flowered briefly in the 1960s.

Hardly any of the gladioli I planted actually flowered.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Only perfection can flower in the light.

The nasturtiums were flowering, brilliant and ragged across the soil, orange as flames.

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