1. To clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap.
2. To turn suddenly, as something broad and flat. [Colloq.] Fielding.
(Flop) v. i.
1. To strike about with something broad and flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and
fall; as, the brim of a hat flops.
2. To fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground. [Colloq.] Dickens.
(Flop), n. Act of flopping. [Colloq.] W. H. Russell.
(Flop"py) n. Having a tendency to flop or flap; as, a floppy hat brim. G. Eliot.
(Flop"wing`) n. (Zoöl.) The lapwing.
(Flo"ra) n. [L., the goddess of flowers, from flos, floris, flower. See Flower.]
1. (Rom. Myth.) The goddess of flowers and spring.
2. (Bot.) The complete system of vegetable species growing without cultivation in a given locality, region,
or period; a list or description of, or treatise on, such plants.
(Flo"ral) a. [L. Floralis belonging to Flora: cf. F. floral. See Flora.]
1. Pertaining to Flora, or to flowers; made of flowers; as, floral games, wreaths.
2. (Bot.) Containing, or belonging to, a flower; as, a floral bud; a floral leaf; floral characters. Martyn.
Floral envelope (Bot.), the calyx and corolla, one or the other of which (mostly the corolla) may be
(Flo"ral*ly), adv. In a floral manner.
(Flo"ra*mour) n.[L. flos, floris, flower + amorlove.] The plant love-lies- bleeding. [Obs.]
(Flo"ran) n. (Mining) Tin ore scarcely perceptible in the stone; tin ore stamped very fine. Pryce.