flower power


Definition of flower power 

: a nonviolent ethic as advocated by hippies

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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 Liana Satenstein, Fashion News Writer Miuccia Prada trippin’ on whimsy, Art Nouveau, Ossie Clark, and Biba; a perverse take on flower power bohemia. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "From Chanel Fall ’91 to Jean Paul Gaultier Spring ’94, 16 Collections We’d Like to See Reissued Now," 20 Oct. 2017 In the past few years, plant breeders have bolstered bidens, improving the flower power and overall toughness. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "Hoosier Gardener: Some cyclamens are winter-hardy in Central Indiana," 3 Nov. 2017 Pick some yellow dandelion tops, remove the green sepal holding the flowers together, cover them with honey in a jar, label, and cap until the winter solstice on December 21 for a little summertime flower power. Christine Buckley, Bon Appetit, "This Common Weed Is Secretly Super Healthy," 12 June 2017

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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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