Origin of floriferousClassical Latin florifer ( from flos, a flower + ferre, bear) + -ous
A floriferous field.
The definition of floriferous is something with lots of flowers or blooms.
An example of floriferous is a crab apple tree in springtime.
Bearing flowers, especially in abundance.
Origin of floriferousFrom Latin flōrifer bearing flowers flōs flōr- flower ; see flower . -fer -fer
(comparative more floriferous, superlative most floriferous)
- (botany) That bears flowers (especially lots of flowers)
- Xeranthemum annuum flore-pleno: hardy, 2 ft., lilac-purple; floriferous.
- The plants are nearly allied to Cereus, differing chiefly in the floriferous portion developing these longer and more attenuated hair-like spines, which surround the base of the flowers and form a dense woolly head or cephalium.