n. In botany: A growth comprising the reproductive organs of a phenogamous plant and their envelops.n. In popular language: Any blossom or inflorescence.n. Any plant considered with reference to its blossom, or of which the blossom is the essential feature; a plant cultivated for its floral beauty.n. The best or finest of a number of persons or things, or the choice part of a thing: as, the flower of the family.n. That state or part of anything which may be likened to the flowering state of a plant; especially, the early period of life or of adult age; youthful vigor; prime: as, the flower of youth or manhood; the flower of beauty.n. A figure of speech; an ornament of style.n. In printing, a type of decorative design used in borders, or in constructed typographic head-bands or ornaments, or with an initial letter.n. Eccles., an ornament of a chasuble, consisting in gold or other embroidery of branching or floreated patterns, extending over the upper part of the back, about the shoulders, and sometimes also in front, so as to cover the chest.n. The finest part of grain pulverized. See flour.n. plural In chem., fine particles of a substance, especially when raised by fire in sublimation, and adhering to the heads of vessels in the form of a powder or mealy deposit: as, the flowers of sulphur.n. plural The menstrual flow.To blossom; bloom; produce flowers; come into bloom or a blooming condition, literally or figuratively.To flourish; be in a flourishing or vigorous condition.To froth; ferment gently; mantle, as new beer.To come as froth or cream from the surface.Plants cultivated especially for their flowers.To cover or embellish with flowers, or figures or imitations of flowers, as ribbons, lace, gloves, glass, etc.