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floribunda

[flawr-uh-buhn-duh, flohr-]
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noun
  1. any of a class of roses characterized by a long blooming period and the production of large flowers often in thick clusters.
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Origin of floribunda

1895–1900; < New Latin, noun use of feminine of flōribundus flowering freely, equivalent to flōri- flori- + -bundus adj. suffix
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Historical Examples

  • Floribunda has no such freaks, but smiles in the storm, as well as the sunshine.

    Talks about Flowers.

    M. D. Wellcome

  • The floribunda varieties belong to this class of perpetuals.

    Talks about Flowers.

    M. D. Wellcome

  • African or Arabian olibanum is produced by Boswellia floribunda.


British Dictionary definitions for floribunda

floribunda

noun
  1. any of several varieties of cultivated hybrid roses whose flowers grow in large sprays
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, feminine of flōribundus flowering freely
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