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flower

noun [C] uk   /flaʊər/ us    /ˈflaʊ.ɚ/
A1 the part of a plant that is often brightly coloured and has a pleasant smell, or the type of plant that produces these: wild flowers to pick flowers a bunch/bouquet of flowers cut/dried flowers
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flower

verb [I] uk   /flaʊər/ us    /flaʊɚ/

flower verb [I] (DEVELOP)

literary to develop completely and become obvious: Her talent flowered during her later years.

flower verb [I] (PLANT)

to produce flowers: When does this plant flower?
Translations of “flower”
in Korean 꽃…
in Arabic زَهْرة…
in French fleur…
in Turkish çiçek…
in Italian fiore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 花, 開花植物…
in Russian цветок, цветущее растение…
in Polish kwiat…
in Spanish flor…
in Portuguese flor…
in German die Blume, die Blüte…
in Catalan flor…
in Japanese 花…
in Chinese (Simplified) 花, 开花植物…
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