floret

noun
flo·​ret | \ ˈflȯr-ət How to pronounce floret (audio) \

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

Examples of floret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The season dictates their support system: a field of sweet corn in summer followed by creamy butternut squash, fleshy mushrooms and smoky broccoli florets as the leaves started to turn color. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Bar Charley has grown up. Now, you’ll dine as well as you drink.," 13 Nov. 2019 Makes: 4-6 servings 1 yellow pepper, chopped 6 small Indian eggplants, chopped 4 oz mushrooms, chopped 2 cups broccoli florets, chopped 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp Greek seasoning Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "Here's How a Registered Dietitian Meal Preps for Her Whole Family For a Week," 5 Aug. 2018 Pour the cheese sauce over the cauliflower and carefully toss to evenly coat the florets. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "It’s all about the sides: This Thanksgiving, make vegetables the star," 18 Nov. 2019 Heartier vegetables, such as small cauliflower florets, need to go in early to cook through. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "How to make a thrifty, fast and tasty one-pot pasta any day of the week," 7 Nov. 2019 Cut vegetables into small pieces (small florets, half-inch lengths, small rounds). Eric Velasco, al, "How to make post-Thanksgiving leftover pot pies," 26 Nov. 2019 Heartier vegetables, such as small cauliflower florets, need to go in early to cook through. Becky Krystal, The Denver Post, "How to make a thrifty, fast and tasty one-pot pasta any day of the week," 7 Nov. 2019 Heartier vegetables, such as small cauliflower florets, need to go in early to cook through. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to make a thrifty, fast and tasty one-pot pasta any day of the week," 28 Oct. 2019 Finely chop stems of 1 bunch broccolini (about 7 ounces) or broccoli, and cut head into small florets. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "How to Win the Weekday Lunch Game," 30 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of floret

1671, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for floret

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

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The first known use of floret was in 1671

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7 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Floret.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floret. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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floret

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of floret

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

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