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 This gives the whole flower head (inflorescence) a lighter and more airy feel. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "With the right placement and little care, hydrangeas can make your Kentucky garden pop," 8 May 2020 There are types with gigantic, white, globular flower heads that can reach 10-12 inches long. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "With the right placement and little care, hydrangeas can make your Kentucky garden pop," 8 May 2020 The strong, sturdy stems grow straight up, which helps them hold up the heavier flower heads. Southern Living, "'Annabelle' Is the Showiest Hydrangea of All," 2 May 2020 Then hold the flower heads over a sheet of paper or container. oregonlive, "Is this plant actually a tayberry? Ask an expert," 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, "Cut stems to increase number of crape myrtle flower heads," 20 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of flower head

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Flower head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flower%20head. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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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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