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Monday, January 22, 2001

Definitions for florid

  1. Flushed with red; of a lively reddish color.
  2. Excessively ornate; flowery; as, "a florid style; florid eloquence."

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Citations for florid
The Reverend Mr Kidney is a short round bowlegged man with black muttonchop whiskers and a florid face, like a pomegranate, into which he has poured a great quantity of brandy and lesser amounts of whisky and claret. Tom Gilling, The Sooterkin
Even though avant-garde attacks on the Victorian bourgeoisie were florid in rhetoric, deficient in evidence, and malicious in intent, it does not follow that they had no objective grounds. Peter Gay, Pleasure Wars: The Bourgeois Experience
Origin of florid
Florid comes from Latin floridus, "flowery," from flos, flor-, "flower."
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