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[flawr-it, flohr-] /ˈflɔr ɪt, ˈfloʊr-/

a small .
Botany. one of the closely clustered small that make up the of a composite , as the daisy.
one of the tightly clustered divisions of a head of broccoli or cauliflower.
Also, florette
[flaw-ret, floh-] /flɔˈrɛt, floʊ-/ (Show IPA). spun silk obtained from floss.
Printing. (def 6).
a small flower, esp one of many making up the head of a composite flower

c.1400, flourette, from Old French florete “little flower; cheap silk material,” diminutive of flor “flower,” from Latin flora (see flora). Botany sense is from 1670s.
A small or reduced flower, especially one that is part of a larger inflorescence, such as those of the grasses and plants of the composite family.


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