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Adjective flowering has 1 sense
- abloom, efflorescent, flowering - bursting into flower; "flowering spring trees"
Antonym: immature (indirect, via mature)
Noun flowering has 2 senses
- blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence - the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
--1 is a kind of growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
- unfolding, flowering - a developmental process; "the flowering of ante-bellum culture"
--2 is a kind of development, evolution
Verb flower has 1 sense
- bloom, blossom, flower - produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
--1 is one way to develop