- a small flower
- any of the individual flowers making up the head of a plant of the composite family
- the flowering unit of a grass spikelet, consisting of the flower and its two enveloping bracts
Origin of floretMiddle English flourette ; from Old French florete, diminutive of flor, flower
- A small or reduced flower, especially one in a spikelet of a grass or sedge or in a flower head of a plant of the composite family.
- Any of the tight, branched clusters of flower buds that together form a head of cauliflower or broccoli.
Origin of floretMiddle English flouret, from Old French florete, diminutive of flor, flower; see flower.