Definition of flowering noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈflaʊərɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflaʊərɪŋ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the time when a plant has flowers Plant bulbs in September for spring flowering.
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] flowering of something the time when something, especially a period of new ideas in art, music, science, etc., reaches its most complete and successful stage of development the flowering of Viennese intellectual life the flowering of democracy
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