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[muhl-tuh-flawr-uh, -flohr-uh] /ˌmʌl təˈflɔr ə, -ˈfloʊr ə/

any of several plant varieties or hybrids characterized by many single, relatively small flowers, as certain kinds of petunias or roses.

1829, from Latin multiflora (rosa), from fem. of multiflorus, from multi- (see multi-) + flor-, stem of flos (see florid).


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