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General words for flowers and bunches of flowers

bloom

noun

a flower

bloom

noun

a lot of flowers or plants together

bouquet

noun

a collection of flowers, cut and tied together in an attractive way

bunch

noun

a group of cut flowers that you hold together or that someone has tied together. A bunch of flowers that someone has arranged in an attractive way is called a bouquet.

buttonhole

noun

a flower that you wear on your clothes, for example at a wedding

flowery

adjective

full of flowers

fresh

adjective

fresh flowers have been recently picked (=taken from the place they were growing in)

full-blown

adjective

a full-blown flower is completely open

nosegay

noun

a small bunch of flowers that you hold in your hand or give to someone

posy

noun

a number of small flowers that you hold together

rosebud

noun

the flower of a rose before it opens

spray

noun

a small branch with flowers or berries on it, used for decoration

wreath

noun

a circle of flowers or leaves that you hang up for decoration

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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