Etymology
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floret (n.)

c. 1400, flourette, "a little flower, a bud," from Old French florete "little flower," also the name of a cheap silk material, diminutive of flor "flower, blossom" (from PIE root *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom"). Botany sense "small flower in a cluster" is from 1670s.

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Definitions of floret

floret (n.)
a diminutive flower (especially one that is part of a composite flower);
Synonyms: floweret
From wordnet.princeton.edu