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1. flowering

noun. ['ˈflaʊɝɪŋ'] the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms.

Synonyms

  • inflorescence
  • maturation
  • anthesis
  • ontogeny
  • ontogenesis
  • efflorescence
  • growing
  • florescence
  • blossoming
  • development

Antonyms

  • cenogenesis
  • palingenesis
  • narrowing
  • decrease

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Rhymes with Flowering

  • empowering
  • devouring
  • scouring
  • glowering
  • towering
  • souring
  • showering
  • powering
  • cowering

Sentences with flowering


1. Noun, singular or mass
Although cacti grow slowly, their life cycles are the same as for any other flowering plant.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Dry the flowering tops of oregano and its close cousin for use in craft projects.

Quotes about flowering


1. O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of devinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest - A dammed saint, an honourable villain!
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

2. O world, world when I was younger I thought there was some order governing you and your deeds. But now you seem to be a labyrinth of errors, a frightful desert, a den of wild beasts, a game in which men move in circles…a stony field, a meadow full of serpents, a flowering but barren orchard, a spring of cares, a river of tears, a sea of suffering, a vain hope.
- Fernando de Rojas, La Celestina

3. Hope, how she had grown to hate the word. It was an insideious seed planted inside a person's soul, surviving covertly on little tending, then flowering so spectacularly that none could help but cherish it.
- Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

2. winter-flowering

adjective. of plants that bloom during the winter.

Synonyms

  • wintry
  • wintery

Antonyms

  • summery
  • autumnal
  • hot

3. spring-flowering

adjective. of plants that bloom during the spring.

Synonyms

  • late-spring-blooming
  • early-flowering
  • vernal
  • early-blooming

Antonyms

  • autumnal
  • wintry
  • summer-flowering
  • estival

4. autumn-flowering

adjective. of plants that bloom during the autumn.

Synonyms

  • late-flowering
  • autumn-blooming
  • fall-blooming
  • autumnal
  • fall-flowering

Antonyms

  • summery
  • wintry
  • immature
  • spring-blooming

5. early-flowering

adjective. of plants that bloom during the spring.

Synonyms

  • late-spring-blooming
  • spring-flowering
  • vernal
  • early-blooming

Antonyms

  • autumnal
  • wintry
  • summer-flowering
  • estival

6. late-flowering

adjective. of plants that bloom during the autumn.

Synonyms

  • autumn-flowering
  • autumn-blooming
  • fall-blooming
  • autumnal
  • fall-flowering

Antonyms

  • summery
  • wintry
  • immature
  • spring-blooming

7. fall-flowering

adjective. of plants that bloom during the autumn.

Synonyms

  • autumn-flowering
  • late-flowering
  • autumn-blooming
  • fall-blooming
  • autumnal

Antonyms

  • summery
  • wintry
  • immature
  • spring-blooming

8. summer-flowering

adjective. of plants that bloom during the summer.

Synonyms

  • summery

Antonyms

  • wintry
  • autumnal

9. flowering

noun. ['ˈflaʊɝɪŋ'] a developmental process.

Synonyms

  • evolution
  • development

Antonyms

  • nonproliferation
  • decrement
  • non-proliferation
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