- 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[intransitive] (literary) to develop and become successful synonym blossom 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).
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