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Florid



[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 floride “flourishing,” from Latin floridus “flowery, in bloom,” from flos “flower” (see flora). Sense of “ruddy” is first recorded 1640s. Meaning “profusely adorned, as with flowers,” is from 1650s. Related: Floridly.

florid flor·id (flôr’ĭd)
adj.
Of a bright red or ruddy color. Used of certain skin lesions.
flo·rid’i·ty (flə-rĭd’ĭ-tē, flô-) or flor’id·ness n.

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