flo·ret (flôrĭt, -ĕt)
1. 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.
2. Any of the tight, branched clusters of flower buds that together form a head of cauliflower or broccoli.
[Middle English flouret, from Old French florete, diminutive of flor, flower; see FLOWER.]
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