Origin of florid
Examples from the Web for floridity
The Spaniard can use a floridity of expression that would be ridiculous in England.Things seen in Spain|C. Gasquoine Hartley
Shorter of stature, with the Utah floridity of complexion, and very voluble in conversation.The Mormon Prophet and His Harem|C.V. Waite
Caccini was somewhat more liberal than Peri in the use of floridity and always showed taste and judgement therein.
Yet these young reformers had no intention of throwing overboard all the charms of floridity in song.
In imagery, there is that floridity that goes dazzling to the sublime with a brilliancy that is captivating.
British Dictionary definitions for floridity
Word Origin for florid
Word Origin and History for floridity
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.