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flower girl

a young girl at a wedding ceremony who precedes the bride and carries or scatters flowers in her path.
British. a woman who sells flowers in the street.
Origin of flower girl
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "No, those are the tunes you play for the flower girl," she said, hanging her head.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker
  • She never would have given in if he had not looked at the flower girl.

    Sandman's Goodnight Stories

    Abbie Phillips Walker
  • He cut neatly in and separated the flower girl from the monk.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Here the monk stole the flower girl and danced off with her, firmly.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Let Essie Martin be flower girl, and I'll whistle for you to march up by.

    Heart of Gold

    Ruth Alberta Brown
  • His way led him past Kuni, the flower girl from whom he had bought the roses.

  • When I want a petite-matresse, I dont apply to a flower girl.

  • The mother of the flower girl pounced on her and carried her upstairs.

    Peggy Raymond's Way Harriet Lummis Smith
  • He had just seen a flower girl with a basket of exquisite roses.

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
British Dictionary definitions for flower girl

flower girl

a girl or woman who sells flowers in the street
(US & Scot) a young girl who carries flowers in a procession, esp at weddings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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