"flowering" in the noun sense
1. blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence
the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
2. unfolding, flowering
a developmental process
"the flowering of antebellum culture"
"flowering" in the verb sense
1. bloom, blossom, flower
produce or yield flowers
"The cherry tree bloomed"
"flowering" in the adjective sense
having a flower or bloom
"a flowering plant"
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