[flawr-id, flor-] /ˈflɔr ɪd, ˈflɒr-/
reddish; ruddy; rosy:
a florid complexion.
flowery; excessively ornate; showy:
Obsolete. abounding in or consisting of flowers.
having a red or flushed complexion
excessively ornate; flowery: florid architecture
an archaic word for flowery
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)
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.
[fluh-rid-ee-uh n] /fləˈrɪd i ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the state of Florida. noun 2. a native or inhabitant of the state of Florida. /flɒˈrɪdɪən/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of Florida adjective 2. of or relating to Florida or its inhabitants
- Florid oral papillomatosis
florid oral papillomatosis n. Diffuse involvement of the lips and oral mucosa with benign squamous papillomas.
[flaw-rif-er-uh s, floh-] /flɔˈrɪf ər əs, floʊ-/ adjective 1. producing blossoms; -bearing. /flɔːˈrɪfərəs/ adjective 1. bearing or capable of bearing many flowers
[flawr-i-juh n, flohr-] /ˈflɔr ɪ dʒən, ˈfloʊr-/ noun 1. a hypothetical plant hormone produced in the leaves and transported to the apex to initiate flowering. /ˈflɒrɪdʒən/ noun 1. the hypothetical plant hormone that induces flowering, thought to be synthesized in the leaves as a photoperiodic response and transmitted to the flower buds