flower power


Definition of flower power

: a nonviolent ethic as advocated by hippies

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This summer, keep an eye out for the magic school bus tricked out with peace signs and plenty of flower power: the Old School Shave Ice bus. Karen Billing, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Old School Shave Ice bus brings an authentic Hawaiian treat," 23 May 2019 This spring, flower power has sprouted up everywhere — from Dries van Noten's blockbuster botanical organza ensembles to Jeff Koons's garden-party-ready Gazing Ball show at NYC's David Zwirner. Jesse Dorris, House Beautiful, "In Bloom: Beacon Hill's New Midnight Garden Collection," 15 May 2013 Even those who didn't grow up in the flower power era will walk out humming a few tunes. Juliana Shallcross, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Shows to See in Las Vegas," 27 Feb. 2018 Platinum flower power necklace with cabochon paraiba tourmaline center and marquis emerald,sapphire, ruby, and amethyst petals, $2,300. Micaela English, Town & Country, "This Dainty Jewelry Line Is Like A Miniature Garden You Can Wear," 23 Mar. 2015 That’s one reason Volkswagen vans made in Hanover, Germany, once synonymous with 1960s flower power, are a rare sight on American roads these days. Jack Ewing, New York Times, "Trump Voters May Be the Biggest Losers From Trump’s Auto Tariffs," 3 July 2018 In 2010, designer John Galliano paid tribute to his predecessor’s flower power with a House of Dior collection that exaggerated the silhouette, topping it with a headdress resembling the colored cellophane used to wrap bouquets. Susan Delson, WSJ, "Fashion’s Glorification—and Devastation—of Nature," 20 Apr. 2018 Thankfully, just as Tokyo’s cherry blossom peak wanes, another one begins: experts predict that Washington D.C will see its full flower power on April 8. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "See Heavenly Photos of Tokyo in Full Cherry Blossom Bloom," 26 Mar. 2018 This one promises five times the flower power as others on the market. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: New annuals for this year’s garden," 16 Feb. 2018

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of flower power

: the belief that war is wrong and that people should love each other and lead peaceful lives

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