- florid oral papillomatosis,
- florida current,
- florida keys,
- florida moss
Origin of florid
Examples from the Web for florid
There are Halo novels, miniseries, and reams of florid fan-fiction.David Fincher and Conan O’Brien: Halo 4’s Secret Weapons|Alex Klein|October 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The florid brushwork of a Constable gets hypertrophied in Freud, into a kind of gross exaggeration of what unleashed paint can do.
He lacks the magisterial tone of Colm Tóibín or the florid and fertile imagination of Patrick McCabe.
A line of railings, covered with ironwork of a florid and intricate pattern, but greatly decayed, shut it off from the roadway.The Blue Pavilions|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I have met scores who look as florid and rosy as any British squire who has never left his paternal beef and acres.The Newcomes|William Makepeace Thackeray
The florid style is a mixture of affectation and common-place.Hazlitt on English Literature|Jacob Zeitlin
In 45 and 90 Murphy quotes passages from Akenside with great approval, including one that is later parodied by Florid.The Englishman from Paris|Arthur Murphy
At sight of the three visitors, Urim's florid countenance lighted up with pleasure; and half-rising, he called to them.Warrior of the Dawn|Howard Carleton Browne
Word Origin for florid
1640s, "strikingly beautiful," from French floride "flourishing," from Latin floridus "flowery, in bloom," from flos "flower" (see flora). Sense of "ruddy" is first recorded 1640s. Meaning "profusely adorned, as with flowers," is from 1650s. Related: Floridly.