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French floride from Latin flōridus from flōs flōr- flower bhel-3 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French floride (“flourishing”), from Latin floridus (“flowery, blooming”)
He had much taste and love for music, and considerable gifts as an orator of a florid type.
It is full of youthful enthusiasm and is written in florid language.
Her own account of her escape is, as usual, so florid that it provokes the question whether she was really in any danger.
Of the eleven churches, the most interesting is the cathedral of St Stephen, a florid, rococo edifice.
He had previously affected the florid, or Asiatic, style of oratory then current in Rome.
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