floret

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

flo·ret

noun \ˈflr-ət\

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

Full Definition of FLORET

1
:  a small flower; especially :  one of the small flowers forming the head of a composite plant
2
:  a cluster of flower buds separated from a head especially when used as food <broccoli florets>

Origin of FLORET

Middle English flourette, from Anglo-French *floret, diminutive of flur flower
First Known Use: 1671

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