flowering

Definitions of flowering
  1. noun
    the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
    synonyms: anthesis, blossoming, efflorescence, florescence, inflorescence
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    type of:
    development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny
    (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  2. noun
    a developmental process
    “the flowering of antebellum culture”
    synonyms: unfolding
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    type of:
    development, evolution
    a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
  3. adjective
    having a flower or bloom
    “a flowering plant”
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    Antonyms:
    flowerless, nonflowering
    without flower or bloom and not producing seeds
    spore-bearing
    bearing spores instead of producing seeds
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