Meaning of “flower” in the English Dictionary

"flower" in British English

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flowernoun [ 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

More examples

  • They've got some beautiful flower beds in their garden.
  • She was ill so I sent her some flowers to cheer her up.
  • These flowers are brightly coloured in order to attract butterflies.
  • The flowers at the annual flower show were a beautiful sight.
  • These flowers will bloom all through the summer.

flowerverb [ I ]

uk /flaʊər/ us /ˈflaʊ.ɚ/

(Definition of “flower” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flower" in American English

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flowernoun [ C ]

us /ˈflɑʊ·ər, flɑʊər/

biology the part of a plant that produces seeds, is often brightly colored, and sometimes has a pleasant smell, or a plant that produces this part

flowerverb [ I ]

us /ˈflɑʊ·ər, flɑʊər/

to produce flowers:

Our shrubs flower in late summer.

(Definition of “flower” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)