(in the plural) Menstrual discharges.
Example: A colorful, conspicuous structure associated with angiosperms, frequently scented and attracting various insects, and which may or may not be used for sexual reproduction.
1597, De Campo, Don Richardo de Medico The Trimming of Thomas Nashe Gentleman
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1894, H. G. Wells, The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
You know, Darwin studied their fertilisation, and showed that the whole structure of an ordinary orchid flower was contrived in order that moths might carry the pollen from plant to plant.
A plant that bears flowers, especially a plant that is small and lacks wood.
We transplanted the flowers to a larger pot.
The dogwoods are in flower this week.
1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Part 2
that my virgin flower was yet uncrop'd, never enter'd into his head, and he would have thought it idling with time and words to have question'd me upon it
We selected the flower of the applicants.
The choice and flower of all things profitable the Psalms do more briefly contain.
the flower of the chivalry of all Spain
The best state of things; the prime.
She was in the flower of her life.
A simple maiden in her flower / Is worth a hundred coats of arms.
The flowers of grains, mixed with water, will make a sort of glue.
the flowers of sulphur
A figure of speech; an ornament of style.
(Can we find and add a quotation of W. Savage to this entry?)
Bible, Leviticus xv. 24 (American King James Version)
And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be on him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed where on he lies shall be unclean.