Not just refering to the small flowers that make up a composite flower head, oh Webster 1913, but also to the flowering stems that make up a head of cauliflower or broccoli, or even, in this crazy modern world, broccoflower.

Flo"ret (?), n. [OF. florete, F. fleurette, dim. of OF. lor, F. fleur. See Flower, and cf. Floweret, 3d Ferret.]

1. Bot.

A little flower; one of the numerous little flowers which compose the head or anthodium in such flowers as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion.

Gray.

2. [F. fleuret.]

A foil; a blunt sword used in fencing.

[Obs.]

Cotgrave.

 

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