florist

[ flawr-ist, flohr-, flor- ]
/ ˈflɔr ɪst, ˈfloʊr-, ˈflɒr- /
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noun

a retailer of flowers, ornamental plants, etc.
a grower of flowers.

Origin of florist

First recorded in 1615–25; flor- + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for florist

florist

/ (ˈflɒrɪst) /

noun

a person who grows or deals in flowers
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Word Origin and History for florist

florist


n.

1620s, formed on analogy of French fleuriste, from Latin floris, genitive of flos "flower" (see flora) + -ist.

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