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Meaning of FLORID

Pronunciation:  'florid

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech"

FLORID is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: aureate, fancy, flamboyant, showy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Flor"id\, a. [L. floridus, fr. flos, floris, flower. See
1. Covered with flowers; abounding in flowers; flowery. [R.]

         Fruit from a pleasant and florid tree. --Jer.

2. Bright in color; flushed with red; of a lively reddish
   color; as, a florid countenance.

3. Embellished with flowers of rhetoric; enriched to excess
   with figures; excessively ornate; as, a florid style;
   florid eloquence.

4. (Mus.) Flowery; ornamental; running in rapid melodic
   figures, divisions, or passages, as in variations; full of
   fioriture or little ornamentations.

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