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 The volumes swamp household surfaces with their floriferous covers: thumbed, dog-eared, etched with notes. Amy Merrick, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 The bush is compact, and this rose is extremely floriferous and performs well in containers or as a low hedge in the garden. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Dec. 2021 Perennial Coreopsis is tenacious and floriferous, putting out a seemingly endless parade of yellow or orange flowers. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sep. 2021 Jennings says it’s probably the most floriferous of the miniatures. Washington Post, 30 June 2021 Container plants grow in an artificial environment and need feeding to remain vigorous and floriferous. Washington Post, 17 May 2021 Rather than growing tall with a few huge blooms at the top the way many types of annual sunflowers do, this floriferous phenomenon stays more compact with multiple stems and hundreds of bright yellow blooms. Mackenzie Nichols, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Mar. 2021 There is one drawback to this wonderful group of floriferous plants. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Sep. 2019 While intense and floriferous, hot hues aren’t for every garden. Maureen Gilmer, sacbee, 22 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of floriferous

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for floriferous

Latin flōrifer "producing flowers, flowery" (from flōri- flori- + -fer "bearing") + -ous — more at -fer

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The first known use of floriferous was in 1678

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“Floriferous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floriferous. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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