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flower head

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flower head a shortened compact cluster of flowers so arranged that the whole gives the effect of a single flower as in clover or members of the family Compositae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The name "cranberry" comes from German and Dutch settlers. The berry was intially called "crane berry." The reason it was called this was because when the flowers bloom, the petals of the flowers twist backwards and look very much like the head of a crane. Eventually the name was shortened down to be "cranberry."
    • Flower head (Bot) a compound flower in which all the florets are sessile on their receptacle, as in the case of the daisy.
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Usage

In literature:

But all the perfume that filled the air came from the modest little brown flowers that hid their heads between the golden flower-cups.
"Heidi" by Johanna Spyri
The bride wore a white dress and a long white veil, and there were tiny white flowers all around her head which held the veil in place.
"Sandman's Goodnight Stories" by Abbie Phillips Walker
I wouldn't have such men as I live with know where my flower hides its little head.
"The Boy Patriot" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
You never used to grow me and my dear husband such flowers when you were head-gardener, James.
"A Life's Eclipse" by George Manville Fenn
Tank have on 'em a woman head (Flowers' tank was a fountain).
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Small leaves are sometimes intermixed with the head, and the plant produces sprouts of flowers from the alae of the leaves.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
The child stooped to place her little tribute of flowers at the head of the green mound.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
Flower shook his head.
"A Master Of Craft" by W. W. Jacobs
One moment she lowered her head while her lips touched the faded crackling flowers.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
A cross is engraved on each grave, and some have a little urn at the head for flowers.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
I hate your young lady copyists of landscapes and flowers, and Jullien's paltry heads.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
The moth visits this flower, but the tip of its tongue reaches the nectar long before it can bring its head into the opening of the tube.
"My Studio Neighbors" by William Hamilton Gibson
Outside, the flowers droop and hang their pretty heads in sad wonder at this undeserved Nemesis that has overtaken them.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
I hope he doesn't cut off the heads of the poor flowers now.
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
With bare neck and arms, and warm white throat bending with the drooping flower of her head, she looked more than ever a child.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
The kindly old lady patted the yellow-haired fluffy head, taking the flowers from her, and touching their petals as in fond reverence.
"The Heiress of Wyvern Court" by Emilie Searchfield
Usually a canopy or bower of flowers and foliage is erected at the head of the drawing-room.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
A magnificent band of music headed the procession, and then came a barge that was piled high with beautiful and fragrant flowers.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
If He'll send me one flower or a sprig o' green, I'll believe in Him, an' hold up my head rejoicin', like Still Lucy.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
Against the dingy black-red of the old wall, his yellow head stood forth as gaudily as a flower.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
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In poetry:

And there in those wild bowers
A lovely form is laid;
Green grass and dew-steeped flowers
Wave gently round her head.
"'Tis moonlight" by Emily Jane Bronte
O, that like the flower he tramples,
Bending from his golden tread,
Full of fair celestial ardours,
She would bow her bridal head.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
Flowers rejoice when night is done,
Lift their heads to greet the sun;
Sweetest looks and odours raise,
In a silent hymn of praise.
"Matins" by Henry Van Dyke
The sweetest blossom on our tree,
When droop'd her fairy head,
We might not lay her 'mid the flowers,
For all the flowers were dead.
"Mary Shipman Deming," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Therefore, regret not days gone by,
Nor suffer grief thy head to bow:
A nobler garland binds thy brow
Than all the flowers of Arcady.
"Songs Of The City" by Cicely Fox Smith
Delighted in a wood to rove,
That near their native city spread;
There of its gayest flowers they wove,
A garland for each other's head.
"The Stag" by William Hayley

In news:

FLOWER MOUND — Argyle left little doubt where its collective head was at after the first round of the Class 3A state football playoffs.
Exotic egret head in profile shaped flower of snow white, vibrant blues, and a sprinkle of magenta.
The 'Daffys' are up with bulging heads but no real flower yet.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, DETROIT AVENUE: A drunken man got his head stuck in a flower pot Aug 26.
Head Found In Flower Pot.
Molly is "looking pretty with her flower on her head," said owners Melissa and Richard Love Jr of Massena.
Massena dog shows off flowered head-band.
As the wheat gets closer to the flowering stage, and weather conditions remain wet, the question becomes, should we apply a fungicide to protect the wheat from head scab, and if so when.
) Lightly prune if needed for shaping after flowering, or leave the flower heads for architectural interest.
The unusual brilliant blue flower heads of mountain bluets combine well with lupine 's erect spires of flowers.
Improvements are larger flower heads and more brilliant color.
View full size Courtesy of Marci Degman I am hoping that by leaving the flower heads on my Geum 'Mrs.
With waxy, sedumlike foliage and airy heads of tiny pink flowers like baby's breath, jewels-of-opar is a contrast in textures unto itself.
Moss Haven Elementary third grader Parker Sepulvado, left, helps fourth grader Jesse Morales clip dead heads from flowers in the Moss Haven Farm garden after school.
Head straight to Trifecta, the Sugar House flower (and cool stuff) shop and get one of these.
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