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  • 1flower child — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. A young person who believes in nonviolence and carries flowers around to symbolize his peace loving nature. * /Flower children are supposed to be nonviolent, but they sure make a lot of noise when they demonstrate!/ 2 …

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  • 2flower power — {n.}, {slang} The supposed power of love and nonviolence as intended to be used by members of the anti culture to change American society. * /The young people were marching for flower power./ …

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  • 3flower child — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. A young person who believes in nonviolence and carries flowers around to symbolize his peace loving nature. * /Flower children are supposed to be nonviolent, but they sure make a lot of noise when they demonstrate!/ 2 …

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  • 4flower power — {n.}, {slang} The supposed power of love and nonviolence as intended to be used by members of the anti culture to change American society. * /The young people were marching for flower power./ …

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  • 5Animal flower — Flower Flow er (flou [ e]r), n. [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. {Blossom}, {Effloresce}, {Floret}, {Florid}, {Florin}, {Flour}, {Flourish}.] 1. In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy …

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  • 6Animal flower — Animal An i*mal, a. [Cf. F. animal.] 1. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or spiritual part; as, the animal… …

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  • 7Ball-flower — Ball flow er, n. (Arch.) An ornament resembling a ball placed in a circular flower, the petals of which form a cup round it, usually inserted in a hollow molding. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8Barren flower — Barren Bar ren (b[a^]r ren), a. [OE. barein, OF. brehaing, fem. brehaigne, baraigne, F. br[ e]haigne; of uncertain origin; cf. Arm. br[ e]kha[ n], markha[ n], sterile; LL. brana a sterile mare, principally in Aquitanian and Spanish documents;… …

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  • 9Bee flower — Bee Bee (b[=e]), n. [AS. be[ o]; akin to D. bij and bije, Icel. b[=y], Sw. & Dan. bi, OHG. pini, G. biene, and perh. Ir. beach, Lith. bitis, Skr. bha. [root]97.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An insect of the order {Hymenoptera}, and family {Apid[ae]} (the… …

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  • 10Bottle flower — Bottle Bot tle, n. [OE. bote, botelle, OF. botel, bouteille, F. bouteille, fr. LL. buticula, dim. of butis, buttis, butta, flask. Cf. {Butt} a cask.] 1. A hollow vessel, usually of glass or earthenware (but formerly of leather), with a narrow… …

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  • 11Butter flower — Butter But ter (b[u^]t t[ e]r), n. [OE. botere, butter, AS. butere, fr. L. butyrum, Gr. boy turon; either fr. boy s ox, cow + turo s cheese; or, perhaps, of Scythian origin. Cf. {Cow}.] 1. An oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk… …

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  • 12Canary bird flower — Canary bird Ca*na ry bird (Zo[ o]l.) A small singing bird of the Finch family ({Serinus Canarius}), a native of the Canary Islands. It was brought to Europe in the 16th century, and made a household pet. It generally has a yellowish body with the …

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  • 13Cardinal flower — Cardinal Car di*nal, n. [F. carinal, It. cardinale, LL. cardinalis (ecclesi[ae] Roman[ae]). See {Cardinal}, a.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) One of the ecclesiastical princes who constitute the pope s council, or the sacred college. [1913 Webster] The clerics… …

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  • 14Christmas flower — Christmas Christ mas, n. [Christ + mass.] An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and… …

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  • 15Compass flower — Compass Com pass (k[u^]m pas), n. [F. compas, fr. LL. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com + passus pace, step. See {Pace}, {Pass}.] 1. A passing round; circuit; circuitous course. [1913 Webster] They fetched a compass of seven day s …

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  • 16Compound flower — Compound Com pound, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See {Compound}, v. t.] Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 17Discoid flower — Discoid Dis coid, a. [Gr. ? quoit shaped, ? a round plate, quoit + e i^dos form, shape: cf. F. disco[ i]de. See {Disk}.] Having the form of a disk, as those univalve shells which have the whorls in one plane, so as to form a disk, as the pearly… …

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  • 18Double flower — Double Dou ble (d[u^]b l), a. [OE. doble, duble, double, OF. doble, duble, double, F. double, fr. L. duplus, fr. the root of duo two, and perh. that of plenus full; akin to Gr. diplo os double. See {Two}, and {Full}, and cf. {Diploma}, {Duple}.]… …

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  • 19Evening flower — Evening E ven*ing, n. [AS. [=ae]fnung. See {even}, n., and cf. {Eve}.] 1. The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of the sun. [1913 Webster] In the ascending scale Of… …

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  • 20Everlasting flower — Everlasting Ever*last inga. 1. Lasting or enduring forever; exsisting or continuing without end; immortal; eternal. The Everlasting God. Gen. xx1. 33. [1913 Webster] 2. Continuing indefinitely, or during a long period; perpetual; sometimes used,… …

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