adjective flo·rip·a·rous \flōˈripərəs\

Definition of floriparous

of a plant structure normally bearing fruits

  1. :  producing secondary or supplementary flowers rather than fruits

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Origin and Etymology of floriparous

Late Latin floriparus, from Latin flori- + -parus -parous

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