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floret

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noun flo·ret \ˈflȯr-ət\

Simple Definition of floret

  • : a group of flower buds that are part of a vegetable

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of floret

  1. 1 :  a small flower; especially :  one of the small flowers forming the head of a composite plant

  2. 2 :  a cluster of flower buds separated from a head especially when used as food <broccoli florets>

Origin and Etymology of floret

Middle English flourette, from Anglo-French *floret, diminutive of flur flower


First Known Use: 1671


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