floriferous

adjective
flo·​rif·​er·​ous | \ flȯ-ˈri-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce floriferous (audio) \

Definition of floriferous

: bearing flowers especially : blooming freely

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Other Words from floriferous

floriferousness noun

Examples of floriferous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is one drawback to this wonderful group of floriferous plants. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Polyantha roses are prolific bloomers and rugged survivors," 12 Sep. 2019 While intense and floriferous, hot hues aren’t for every garden. Maureen Gilmer, sacbee, "For gorgeous blooms in the summer heat, you can’t beat lantanas," 22 June 2018 Goldsturm’ is a widely grown, very floriferous cultivar, often grown from seed. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "A Quick Guide to Growing Stunning Black-Eyed Susans and Coneflowers," 29 May 2018 Plant this easygoing shrub as a companion to spring-blooming bulbs or as a floriferous spring focal point. Kier Holmes, Sunset, "9 Spring-Blooming Flowers to Wake up Your Garden," 22 Jan. 2018 Goldsturm’ is a widely grown, very floriferous cultivar, often grown from seed. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "A Quick Guide to Growing Stunning Black-Eyed Susans and Coneflowers," 29 May 2018 Goldsturm’ is a widely grown, very floriferous cultivar, often grown from seed. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "A Quick Guide to Growing Stunning Black-Eyed Susans and Coneflowers," 29 May 2018 Goldsturm’ is a widely grown, very floriferous cultivar, often grown from seed. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "A Quick Guide to Growing Stunning Black-Eyed Susans and Coneflowers," 29 May 2018 Goldsturm’ is a widely grown, very floriferous cultivar, often grown from seed. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "A Quick Guide to Growing Stunning Black-Eyed Susans and Coneflowers," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of floriferous

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for floriferous

Latin florifer, from flori- + -fer fer

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“Floriferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floriferous. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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