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noun [countable] flower pronunciation in British English /ˈflaʊə(r)/
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singularflower
pluralflowers
  1. 1
    the coloured part of a plant from which the plants fruit develops. A flower is often made up of many petals

    The plant has small white flowers.

    1. a.
      a flower and its stem that have been removed from a plant
      a bunch/bouquet of flowers:

      He gave me a big bunch of flowers.

  2. 2
    a plant that is grown because its flowers are attractive

    I’m going to plant more flowers in the front garden this year.

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