flower

\ \ [13] The Old English word for ‘flower’ was blōstm, which is ultimately related to flower.
\ \ Both come from Indo-European *bhlō-, which probably originally meant ‘swell’, and also gave English bloom, blade, and the now archaic blowcome into flower’. Its Latin descendant was flōs, whose stem form flōr- passed via Old French flour and Anglo-Norman flur into English, where it gradually replaced blossom as the main word for ‘flower’.
\ \ Close English relatives include floral, florid [17] (from Latin flōridus), florin, florist [17] (an English coinage), flour, and flourish.
\ \ Cf.BLADE, BLOOM, BLOW, FLORAL, FLORID, FLOUR, FLOURISH

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