1. floret

noun. a diminutive flower (especially one that is part of a composite flower).


  • bloom
  • flower
  • floweret


  • florete (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -ete (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Sentences with floret

1. Noun, singular or mass
Supplement the staple mix once a day, with fresh fruit and vegetables such as a slice of apple, a floret of cauliflower or a small quantity of greens.

2. Adjective
Only the first two or three floret buds at the bottom of the stem should have the appearance of getting ready to open and bloom.

3. Noun, plural
Regardless of species, their flowers comprise a central cone or disc floret surrounded by red, yellow, gold or orange petals.

4. Verb, base form
Then use the knife to carefully cut each floret off the stem, chopping them in half to reduce their size, if necessary.