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flower girl

  

      n  
1    a girl or woman who sells flowers in the street  
2      (U.S. and Scot)   a young girl who carries flowers in a procession, esp. at weddings  
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flower  
      n  
1   
a    a bloom or blossom on a plant  
b    a plant that bears blooms or blossoms  
2    the reproductive structure of angiosperm plants, consisting of stamens and carpels surrounded by petals and sepals all borne on the receptacle. In some plants it is conspicuous and brightly coloured and attracts insects for pollination  
   Related adj       floral  
  
Related prefix  
    antho-  
3    any similar reproductive structure in other plants  
4    the prime; peak  
in the flower of his youth     
5    the choice or finest product, part, or representative  
the flower of the young men     
6    a decoration or embellishment  
7      (Printing)   a type ornament, used with others in borders, chapter headings, etc.  
8      (Also called)    fleuron   an embellishment or ornamental symbol depicting a flower  
9    pl   fine powder, usually produced by sublimation  
flowers of sulphur     
      vb  
10    intr   to produce flowers; bloom  
11    intr   to reach full growth or maturity  
12    tr   to deck or decorate with flowers or floral designs  
     (C13: from Old French flor, from Latin flos; see blow3)  
  flower-like      adj  


Bach flower remedy  
      n   Trademark   an alternative medicine consisting of a distillation from various flowers, designed to counteract negative states of mind and restore emotional balance  
     (C20: after Dr E. Bach (1886--1936), homeopath who developed this system)  
cardinal flower  
      n   a campanulaceous plant, Lobelia cardinalis of E North America, that has brilliant scarlet, pink, or white flowers  
carrion flower  
      n  
1    a liliaceous climbing plant, Smilax herbacea of E North America, whose small green flowers smell like decaying flesh  
2    any of several other plants, esp. any of the genus Stapelia, whose flowers have an unpleasant odour  
cartwheel flower  
      n      another name for       giant hogweed  
compound flower  
      n   a flower head made up of many small flowers appearing as a single bloom, as in the daisy  
disc flower   , floret  
      n   any of the small tubular flowers at the centre of the flower head of certain composite plants, such as the daisy  
   Compare       ray flower  
flannel flower  
      n   any Australian plant of the umbelliferous genus Actinotus having white flannel-like bracts beneath the flowers  
flower bug  
      n   any of a number of bugs of the family Cimicidae, related to the debris bugs but frequenting flowers and feeding on the small insects found there  
flower-de-luce  
      n   pl   , flowers-de-luce   an archaic name for the iris (sense 2) and lily (sense 1)  
     (C16: anglicized variant of French fleur de lis)  
flower girl  
      n  
1    a girl or woman who sells flowers in the street  
2      (U.S. and Scot)   a young girl who carries flowers in a procession, esp. at weddings  
flower head  
      n   an inflorescence in which stalkless florets are crowded together at the tip of the stem  
flower-of-an-hour  
      n   a malvaceous Old World herbaceous plant, Hibiscus trionum, having pale yellow flowers with a bladder-like calyx,   (Also called)    bladder ketmia  
flower-pecker  
      n   any small songbird of the family Dicaeidae, of SE Asia and Australasia, typically feeding on nectar, berries, and insects  
flower power  
      n  
Informal   a youth cult of the late 1960s advocating peace and love, using the flower as a symbol; associated with drug-taking. Its adherents were known as flower children or flower people  
moccasin flower  
      n   any of several North American orchids of the genus Cypripedium with a pink solitary flower  
   See also       lady's-slipper       cypripedium       1  
monkey flower  
      n   any of various scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Mimulus, cultivated for their yellow or red flowers  
   See also       musk       3  
orange flower water  
      n   a distilled infusion of orange blossom, used in cakes, confectionery, etc.  
paschal flower  
      n      another name for       pasqueflower  
ray flower   , floret  
      n   any of the small strap-shaped flowers in the flower head of certain composite plants, such as the daisy  
   Compare       disc flower  
treasure flower  
      n      another name for       gazania  
trumpet flower  
      n  
1    any of various plants having trumpet-shaped flowers  
2    the flower of any of these plants  
Venus's flower basket  
      n   any of several deep-sea sponges of the genus Euplectella, esp. E. aspergillum, having a skeleton composed of interwoven glassy six-rayed spicules  
wax flower  
      n     (Austral)   any of several rutaceous shrubs of the genus Eriostemon, having waxy pink-white five-petalled flowers  
wild flower  
      n  
1    any flowering plant that grows in an uncultivated state  
2    the flower of such a plant  

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flower

  

      n  
1    bloom, blossom, efflorescence  
2      (figurative)   best, choicest part, cream, crème de la crème, elite, freshness, greatest or finest point, height, pick, vigour  
      vb  
3    bloom, blossom, blow, burgeon, effloresce, flourish, mature, open, unfold  

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n.
young woman who adopts a unconventional behavior and look
term largely used in the 20's to describe women who acted contrary to what was commonly expected by going out, drinking, smoking, dancing, wearing make-up etc.
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
n.
spelling for "girl" used by Katie Perry
n.
underaged girl looking mature, that can thus bring somebody to jail if he is caught in a relationship with her
made with Jail and Bait
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better

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