floret

noun flo·ret \ ˈflȯr-ət \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of floret

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


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floret

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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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