flowering

adjective
flow·er·ing | \ ˈflau̇(-ə)r-iŋ \

Definition of flowering 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : producing or bearing flowers a flowering cactus a flowering branch : capable of producing flowers a collection of flowering plants flowering trees

2 : covered with or full of flowers a flowering meadow

flowering

noun

Definition of flowering (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act or state of producing flowers : the period during which a plant produces flowers the flowering of the iris a plant that should be pruned only when flowering ends Early flowering was followed by heat waves in July and August … —James Suckling

2 : an unfolding or development the gradual flowering of his talent : a flourishing state or period of new development or growth … when Christians, Muslims and Jews lived and worked together in peace and friendship, producing a rare flowering of art, science and commerce. —Liesl Schillinger … the theatre is a wonderful testimony to the city's artistic flowering in the era of art nouveau. —Robert Fox

First Known Use of flowering

Adjective

1592, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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