[ flawr-uh l, flohr- ]
/ ˈflɔr əl, ˈfloʊr- /


pertaining to or consisting of flowers: floral decoration.
of or relating to floras or a flora.


something, as a fabric, garment, wallpaper, or household item, having a floral pattern: Let's replace these drapes with florals.

Nearby words

  1. floptical disk,
  2. flor-,
  3. flor.,
  4. flora,
  5. florae,
  6. floral emblem,
  7. floral envelope,
  8. floral leaf,
  9. floral park,
  10. floral tube

Origin of floral

1640–50; < Latin Flōrālis pertaining to Flōra. See flora, -al1

Related formsflo·ral·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for floral


/ (ˈflɔːrəl) /


decorated with or consisting of flowers or patterns of flowers
of, relating to, or associated with flowersfloral leaves
Derived Formsflorally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for floral



1640s, "pertaining to Flora," from French floral (16c.), from Latin floralis "of flowers" (see flora). Meaning "pertaining to flowers" is from 1753.

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