floret

play
noun flo·ret \ˈflȯr-ət\

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

Recent Examples of floret from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'floret'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of floret

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


FLORET Defined for English Language Learners

floret

play
noun

Definition of floret for English Language Learners

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


Learn More about floret


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up floret? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by lack of plan or order

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!