Rice fields on Flores.
- island of Indonesia, west of Timor & south of Sulawesi: 5,500 sq mi (14,245 sq km)
- westernmost island of the Azores: 55 sq mi (142 sq km)
An island of eastern Indonesia in the Lesser Sundas on the Flores Sea, between the eastern end of the Java Sea and the western end of the Banda Sea south of Sulawesi. The island came under Dutch influence in the 1600s, although the Portuguese held the eastern end until 1851.
From Portuguese flores, plural of flor (“flower”).