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[flawr-ee-ey-tid, flohr-] /ˈflɔr iˌeɪ tɪd, ˈfloʊr-/
made of or decorated with floral ornamentation:
floriated design; floriated china.
Also, floriate
[flawr-ee-it, -eyt, flohr-] /ˈflɔr i ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈfloʊr-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of floriated
First recorded in 1835-45; flori- + -ate1 + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • The Comacine intreccio is there, but floriated and luxurious.

    The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott
  • Her crown was of floriated trefoils surmounting a band of rubies.

    Figures of Earth

    James Branch Cabell
  • Later, the head, although still retained, was enveloped in floriated ornament and the cherub became unrecognizable.

    Chats on Old Clocks Arthur Hayden
  • This lantern clock, with brass dial and fine fretwork with floriated design, is inscribed Humphry Mills at Edinburgh fecit.

    Chats on Old Clocks Arthur Hayden
  • The long gargoyles projecting horizontally on either side of the roof, and the floriated cross on the apex, are worth notice.

  • The painted and decorated pews, with the rich peasants' names in floriated design, attracted Katharine.

    Katharine Frensham Beatrice Harraden
  • Illustrated on the same page is another carved box of unusual pattern with floriated design.

  • They stand row behind row, almost like the columns of a crypt, and they supply a profitable study in their floriated capitals.

  • The panels have richly crocketed canopies, the central one being surmounted by a floriated cross.

    A History of Horncastle James Conway Walter
  • The modern doorway arch, externally, has a dog-tooth moulding, with floriated finials.

    A History of Horncastle James Conway Walter
British Dictionary definitions for floriated


(architect) having ornamentation based on flowers and leaves
Word Origin
C19: from Latin flōsflower
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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