flower head


Definition of flower head

: a capitulum (as of a composite) having sessile flowers so arranged that the whole inflorescence looks like a single flower

Examples of flower head in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The floating flower head will accompany her throughout her journey. Washington Post, 18 June 2021 Some sunflowers produce one large flower head, and others produce many smaller ones. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 12 June 2021 This gives the whole flower head (inflorescence) a lighter and more airy feel. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 8 May 2020 There are types with gigantic, white, globular flower heads that can reach 10-12 inches long. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 8 May 2020 The strong, sturdy stems grow straight up, which helps them hold up the heavier flower heads. Southern Living, 2 May 2020 Then hold the flower heads over a sheet of paper or container. oregonlive, 29 Nov. 2019 Answer: Gardeners can increase the number of flower heads per season by removing the ends of the stems that have completed blooming. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 20 July 2019 As with many annuals, removing the flower heads can encourage basil plants to produce additional shoots. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of flower head

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flower head was in 1842

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“Flower head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flower%20head. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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Kids Definition of flower head

: a tight cluster of small flowers that are arranged so that the whole looks like a single flower


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