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city in E Mo.: suburb of St. Louis: pop. 50,000
Origin: Fr, flourishing, a prp. of fleurir, to bloom, flourish < L florere < flos, flower
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A city of eastern Missouri, a residential suburb of St. Louis. It was settled by French farmers and fur trappers in the 1760s. Population: 51,400.