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florid

[ flawr-id, flor- ]
/ ˈflɔr ɪd, ˈflɒr- /
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adjective
reddish; ruddy; rosy: a florid complexion.
flowery; excessively ornate; showy: florid writing.
Obsolete. abounding in or consisting of flowers.
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Origin of florid

1635–45; <Latin flōridus, equivalent to flōr(ēre) to bloom (see florescence) + -idus-id4

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British Dictionary definitions for florid

florid
/ (ˈflɒrɪd) /

adjective
having a red or flushed complexion
excessively ornate; floweryflorid architecture
an archaic word for flowery

Derived forms of florid

floridity or floridness, nounfloridly, adverb

Word Origin for florid

C17: from Latin flōridus blooming
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Medical definitions for florid

florid
[ flôrĭd ]

adj.
Of a bright red or ruddy color. Used of certain skin lesions.

Other words from florid

flo•ridi•ty (flə-rĭdĭ-tē, flô-) n.
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