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[flawr-ee-oh, flohr-]
  1. John,1553?–1625, English lexicographer and translator.
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Examples from the Web for florio

Historical Examples

  • We know that Florio was the Italian scholar of his day, and the Court favourite.

    A Walk from London to Fulham

    Thomas Crofton Croker

  • Florio was vain enough to prevaricate on a matter of this nature.

  • Florio, the Courier, waited on Mr. Barker with his note of invitation.

  • If Florio mentions it, I suppose Shakespeare may have used it.

  • Oh, Florio, 'tis as thou saidst—Carlos was a villain, and deceived me.

British Dictionary definitions for florio


  1. John . ?1553–?1625, English lexicographer, noted for his translation of Montaigne's Essays (1603)
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