flower head

noun

Definition of flower head

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

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As with many annuals, removing the flower heads can encourage basil plants to produce additional shoots. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Let healthy cherry tomato plants continue to produce," 24 Aug. 2019 Don't want fresh flowers headed to your front door every week? Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Amazon Subscription Box Will Send Fresh Flowers to Your Home Once a Week," 2 July 2019 Foot-tall mounds of lush foliage make an attractive groundcover until late summer, when colorful flower heads steal the show. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Gorgeous Chrysanthemums This Fall," 9 Aug. 2018 Foot-tall mounds of lush foliage make an attractive groundcover until late summer, when colorful flower heads steal the show. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Gorgeous Chrysanthemums This Fall," 9 Aug. 2018 Foot-tall mounds of lush foliage make an attractive groundcover until late summer, when colorful flower heads steal the show. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Gorgeous Chrysanthemums This Fall," 9 Aug. 2018 Groom roses to remove old flower heads and weak stems. 40. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018 Pinch plants frequently to encourage bushy growth, and pick off flower heads regularly so plants put their energy into foliage production. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Basil for Your Best Pesto Yet," 20 Aug. 2018 White Anemone japonica dapple Achnaterum brachytrichum, an ethereal plume whose downy flower heads, Mr. Quibel noted, glitter in the early morning dew. Amy Merrick, WSJ, "Fall’s Best Blade Plans," 5 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of flower head

1842, in the meaning defined above

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flower head

noun

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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