[flawr-i-keyn, flohr-] /ˈflɔr ɪˌkeɪn, ˈfloʊr-/
a plant stem that grows for a year before bearing fruit and flowers, as in the bramble or raspberry.
[flawr-i-kuhl-cher, flohr-] /ˈflɔr ɪˌkʌl tʃər, ˈfloʊr-/ noun 1. the cultivation of flowers or flowering plants, especially for ornamental purposes. /ˈflɔːrɪˌkʌltʃə/ noun 1. the cultivation of flowering plants n. 1822, from Latin floris, genitive of flos “flower” (see flora) + -culture on analogy of agriculture. Related: Floricultural; floriculturist.
[flawr-id, flor-] /ˈflɔr ɪd, ˈflɒr-/ adjective 1. reddish; ruddy; rosy: a florid complexion. 2. flowery; excessively ornate; showy: florid writing. 3. Obsolete. abounding in or consisting of flowers. /ˈflɒrɪd/ adjective 1. having a red or flushed complexion 2. excessively ornate; flowery: florid architecture 3. an archaic word for flowery adj. 1640s, “strikingly beautiful,” from French […]
noun 1. the part of the Gulf Stream which extends from the Florida Strait to Cape Hatteras.
plural noun 1. a chain of small islands and reefs off the coast of S Florida. About 225 miles (362 km) long. Islands off the southern coast of Florida. The best known are Key Largo and Key West.