Definition for FLOW'ER

FLOW'ER, v.i. [from the noun. The corresponding word in L. is floreo, Fr. fleurir, It. fiorire, Sp. and Port. florecer, W. fluraw.]

  1. To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant. In New England, peach-trees usually flower in April, and apple-trees in May.
  2. To be in the prime and spring of life; to flourish; to be youthful, fresh and vigorous. When flowered my youthful spring. Spenser.
  3. To froth; to ferment gently; to mantle, as new beer. The beer did flower a little. Bacon.
  4. To come as cream from the surface. Milton.

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