WOTW: flower

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triplo word of the week - flower


今週の #WOTW はまた「flower」です。Aah, spring! The time of flowers blooming and noses sneezing. We all know ‘flower’ as a name but, did you know it can also be a verb? (You don’t say!) It is! Also, a flower is not always a flower, you know? Keep on reading!


- What colour are cherry tree flowers? (The seed-bearing part of a plant or tree, consisting of reproductive organs that are typically surrounded by coloured petals.)

- Shall we get Lucy a bunch of flowers for her birthday? (A flower together with its stalk, picked for use as a decoration.)

- You should come to Japan in April when cherry blossoms are coming into flower. (The state or period in which a plant's flowers have developed and opened.)

- All right then, flower? (In Northern England, used as a friendly form of address, especially to a young girl or woman. This is informal.)

- The crisis has forced the flower of society to emigrate to other countries. (The finest people out of a group.)

- We only use the flower of beans to produce our high quality coffee. (The finest thing or things out of a group of things.)


Now, let’s move on to the verb.


- When do chrysanthemums flower? (Produce flowers, bloom.)

- Nobody really paid attention to her as a child, but then she flowered into a stunning beauty and she’s a model now. (Be in or reach an optimum stage of development; develop fully and richly.)

- In Elizabethan times, English language flowered, mainly thanks to Shakespeare. (See above.)



発音は/ˈflaʊə/です。北アメリカ英語で /ˈflaʊər/。音節は2つです。また来週!