[flawr-ee-ey-tid, flohr-]


made of or decorated with floral ornamentation: floriated design; floriated china.

Also flo·ri·ate [flawr-ee-it, -eyt, flohr-] /ˈflɔr i ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈfloʊr-/.

Origin of floriated

First recorded in 1835–45; flori- + -ate1 + -ed2
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Examples from the Web for floriated

Historical Examples of floriated

  • The Comacine intreccio is there, but floriated and luxurious.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for floriated




architect having ornamentation based on flowers and leaves

Word Origin for floriated

C19: from Latin flōs flower
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