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
Recent Examples of floret from the Web
Any pieces not doused in the sauce were simply florets of bland cauliflower.
Using a food processor to pulse cauliflower florets produces rice-like granules that make an incredible substitute for the grain.
The accompanying broccoli florets were a limp companion.
Or get the Buffalo cauliflower on avocado toast with cauliflower florets baked in creamy cashew sauce with the option of hot sauce.
Peel the bottom stem of the broccoli and remove the florets.
Add a grape-tomato-and-broccoli-floret salad (halve the tomatoes and toss both vegetables with a light vinaigrette), and add dinner rolls.
However, their florets are much smaller than those of snapdragons.
Repetitive florets of muscari and barely opened hyacinths, both from my garden, echoed Monet’s myriad touches of blue.
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Origin and Etymology of floret
Middle English flourette, from Anglo-French *floret, diminutive of flur flower
First Known Use: 1671See Words from the same year
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Definition of floret for English Language Learners
: a group of flower buds that are part of a vegetable
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