flo·​ri·​bun·​da | \ ˌflȯr-ə-ˈbən-də How to pronounce floribunda (audio) \

Definition of floribunda

: any of various usually small, compact roses with large flowers in open clusters that derive from crosses of polyantha and tea roses

Examples of floribunda in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most popular is the shrub rose, and within that group there are two subgroups: long-stem tea roses and multiple-bloom floribunda types. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2022 Removing the central bud from a floribunda or shrub spray encourages the florets to open at the same time. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Feb. 2022 For our Southwest region, the 2022 AGRS winners were: ‘Celestial Night,’ which was introduced in 2019, and is an upright and bushy medium-size floribunda, bred by Christian Bédard for Weeks Roses. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Dec. 2021 Pink Brick House Rose, is a compact floribunda with bright fluorescent pink flowers that are produced continuously from spring through frost, Haugh said. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Mar. 2020 Hybrid tea, floribunda, multiflora and miniature roses should get extra winter protection when grown in the Chicago area. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 23 Nov. 2019 Polyanthas are actually the ancestors of floribunda roses. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2019 There are floribundas that grow clusters of flowers, and hybrid teas that grow a single bloom on a stalk. oregonlive.com, 26 June 2019 Fragrant hybrid tea, floribunda, climbing and miniature roses in every conceivable shade, live music and twinkling lights combine to create a magical setting. Nicole Miller-coleman, sandiegouniontribune.com, 17 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of floribunda

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for floribunda

borrowed from New Latin, originally a specific epithet of various plants, from feminine of flōribundus, apparently taken to mean "full of flowers, flowering freely," from Latin flōrēre "to bloom" + -bundus "carrying on (the activity denoted by the verb)" — more at florescence

Note: The sense of the New Latin coinage appears to depend on allusion to Latin abundāre "to be rich in, abound with" (see abound).

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“Floribunda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floribunda. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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