[floh-roo-it; English flawr-yoo-it, flohr-, flor-] /ˈfloʊ ru ɪt; English ˈflɔr yu ɪt, ˈfloʊr-, ˈflɒr-/
he (or she) flourished: used to indicate the period during which a person flourished, especially when the exact birth and death dates are unknown.
Abbreviation: fl., flor.
(he or she) flourished: used to indicate the period when a historical figure, whose birth and death dates are unknown, was most active Abbreviation fl., flor.
used now mainly in sense of “period during which a historical person’s life work was done,” 1843, Latin, literally “he flourished,” third person singular perf. indicative of florere (see flourish (v.)). Usually in abbreviation fl.
/ˈflɒrjʊlə/ noun (pl) -ulae (-jʊliː), -ules 1. the flora of a small single environment 2. a fossil flower found in a single stratum or in several thin adjacent strata
[flawr-ee, flohr-ee] /ˈflɔr i, ˈfloʊr i/ adjective, Heraldry. 1. . [flawr-ee, flohr-ee] /ˈflɔr i, ˈfloʊr i/ noun 1. Paul John, 1910–85, U.S. chemist: pioneer in research on polymers; Nobel Prize 1974. /ˈflɔːrɪ/ adjective 1. (usually postpositive) (heraldry) containing a fleur-de-lys
noun, Metallurgy. 1. a hole in a puddling furnace for the removal of ash or slag.
[flaw-see, flos-ee] /ˈflɔ si, ˈflɒs i/ noun 1. a female given name, form of . adjective Fancy; frilly; highfalutin: It may be highly important to know a flossy name for the boss (1890s+)