[ flawr-ee, flohr-ee ]


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[ flawr-ee, flohr-ee ]

  1. Paul John, 1910–85, U.S. chemist: pioneer in research on polymers; Nobel Prize 1974.

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How to use flory in a sentence

  • The interview ended with repeated asseverations on flory's part, that he knew nothing of the meadows.

    The Landleaguers | Anthony Trollope
  • "Place your burden upon this table, flory," said Norman of Torn.

    The Outlaw of Torn | Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • They were brothers, named flory, and one would not desert the other.

    The Outlaw of Torn | Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • I have half a mind to sell it, and then send them the money, and tell them to put it by for my little flory.

    The Eustace Diamonds | Anthony Trollope
  • We take supper on the meeting grounds and then go to Brother John flory's to stay all night.

British Dictionary definitions for flory


fleury (ˈflʊərɪ, ˈflɜːrɪ)

/ (ˈflɔːrɪ) /

  1. (usually postpositive) heraldry containing a fleur-de-lys

Origin of flory

C15: from Old French floré, from flor flower

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