Florence flask. See under Flask.Florence oil, olive oil prepared in Florence.

(Flor"en*tine) a. [L. Florentinus, fr. Florentia Florence: cf. F. florentin.] Belonging or relating to Florence, in Italy.

Florentine mosaic, a mosaic of hard or semiprecious stones, often so chosen and arranged that their natural colors represent leaves, flowers, and the like, inlaid in a background, usually of black or white marble.

(Flor"en*tine), n.

1. A native or inhabitant of Florence, a city in Italy.

2. A kind of silk. Knight.

3. A kind of pudding or tart; a kind of meat pie. [Obs.]

Stealing custards, tarts, and florentines.
Beau. & Fl.

(Flo*res"cence) n. [See Florescent.] (Bot.) A bursting into flower; a blossoming. Martyn.

(Flo*res"cent) a. [L. florescens, p. pr. of florescere begin to blossom, incho. fr. florere to blossom, fr. flos, floris, flower. See Flower.] Expanding into flowers; blossoming.

(Flo"ret) n. [OF. florete, F. fleurette, dim. of OF. lor, F. fleur. See Flower, and cf. Floweret, 3d Ferret.]

1. (Bot.) A little flower; one of the numerous little flowers which compose the head or anthodium in such flowers as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion. Gray.

2. [F. fleuret.] A foil; a blunt sword used in fencing. [Obs.] Cotgrave.

(Flo"ri*age) n. [L. flos, floris, flower.] Bloom; blossom. [Obs.] J. Scott.

(Flo"ri*a`ted) a. (Arch.) Having floral ornaments; as, floriated capitals of Gothic pillars.

(Flo*ric"o*mous) a. [L. flos, floris, flower + coma hair.] Having the head adorned with flowers. [R.]

(Flo`ri*cul"tur*al) a. Pertaining to the cultivation of flowering plants.

(Flo"ri*cul`ture) n. [L. flos, floris, flower + cultura culture.] The cultivation of flowering plants.

(Flo`ri*cul"tur*ist) n. One skilled in the cultivation of flowers; a florist.

Floréal to Flourish

(||Flo`réal") n. [F. floréal, fr. L. flos, floris, flower.] The eight month of the French republican calendar. It began April 20, and ended May 19. See Vendémiare.

(Flor"en) n. [LL. florenus. See Florin.] A cerain gold coin; a Florence. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Flor"ence) n. [From the city of Florence: cf. F. florence a kind of cloth, OF. florin.]

1. An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six shillings sterling value. Camden.

2. A kind of cloth. Johnson.

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