floriferous

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Etymology[edit]

From flora +‎ -iferous.

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floriferous (comparative more floriferous, superlative most floriferous)

  1. (botany) That bears flowers (especially lots of flowers).
    • 2015 September 5, Mark Diacono, “In praise of the Asian pear”, in The Daily Telegraph (Gardening)[1], archived from the original on 12 September 2015, page 3:
      So floriferous are Asian pears, and the tree so laden with young fruit, that as the tree approaches maturity it is worth considering thinning the fruit (I can't quite bring myself to thin the flowers) so as to neither overburden the tree for this year nor tire it for the next.

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