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flowers

represent this season. [Art: Hall, 129]
See: Spring

Flowers

Anthea
epithet of Hera, meaning “flowery.” [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 121]
Anthesteria
ancient Athenian festival, celebrating flowers and new wine. [Gk. Hist.: Misc.]
Black Tulip, The
Dumas romance involved with tulipomania of 17th-century Holland. [Fr. Lit.: Benét, 111]
Chloris
goddess of flowers. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 59]
Tournament of Roses
New Year’s Day flower festival and parade in Pasadena. [Am. Cult.: WB, C:45]
Zephyr and Flora
wedded pair, scatter flowers from cornucopia. [Rom. Myth.: Hall, 125]
References in classic literature ?
What would the green earth be without its lovely flowers, and what a lonely home for us!
"I will bear only a garland of our fairest flowers; these will I wind about him, and their bright faces, looking lovingly in his, will bring sweet thoughts to his dark mind, and their soft breath steal in like gentle words.
THE FLOWER GIRL [hopefully] I can give you change for a tanner, kind lady.
The Prince asked him, 'Do you not know where the Dragon lives who keeps the daughter of the Flower Queen prisoner?'
"Aren't they beautiful?" the girl asked, as she breathed in the spicy scent of the bright flowers.
He wanted to see his flowers, too; he had the feelings of an artist, the master-piece of a rival engrossed his interest.
But this hedge I intend to be raised upon a bank, not steep, but gently slope, of some six foot, set all with flowers. Also I understand, that this square of the garden, should not be the whole breadth of the ground, but to leave on either side, ground enough for diversity of side alleys; unto which the two covert alleys of the green, may deliver you.
† Clytia - The Chrysanthemum Peruvianum, or, to employ a better-known term, the turnsol - which continually turns towards the sun, covers itself, like Peru, the country from which it comes, with dewy clouds which cool and refresh its flowers during the most violent heat of the day.
Many a winter's night she flies through the streets of the town, and peeps in at the windows; and they then freeze in so wondrous a manner that they look like flowers."
Let us now suppose a little sweet juice or nectar to be excreted by the inner bases of the petals of a flower. In this case insects in seeking the nectar would get dusted with pollen, and would certainly often transport the pollen from one flower to the stigma of another flower.
"Let me give you the flowers!" I stammered out at last, quite 'at my wit's end' as to how to get out of the difficulty.
Then he touched the door with the flower, and it sprang open; so that he went in through the court, and listened when he heard so many birds singing.