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Definition of flower verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    flower

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈflaʊə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaʊər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they flower
    BrE BrE//ˈflaʊə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaʊər//
     
    he / she / it flowers
    BrE BrE//ˈflaʊəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaʊərz//
     
    past simple flowered
    BrE BrE//ˈflaʊəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaʊərd//
     
    past participle flowered
    BrE BrE//ˈflaʊəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaʊərd//
     
    -ing form flowering
    BrE BrE//ˈflaʊərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaʊərɪŋ//
     
    Plants
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a plant or tree) to produce flowers synonym bloom This particular variety flowers in July. early-flowering spring bulbs See related entries: Plants
  2. 2[intransitive] (literary) to develop and become successful synonym blossom
  3. Word Origin Middle English flour, from Old French flour, flor, from Latin flos, flor-. The original spelling was no longer in use by the late 17th cent. except in its specialized sense ‘ground grain’ (see flour).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flower