(Flor"id) a. [L. floridus, fr. flos, floris, flower. See Flower.]
1. Covered with flowers; abounding in flowers; flowery. [R.]
Fruit from a pleasant and florid tree.Jer. Taylor.
2. Bright in color; flushed with red; of a lively reddish color; as, a florid countenance.
3. Embellished with flowers of rhetoric; enriched to excess with figures; excessively ornate; as, a florid
style; florid eloquence.
4. (Mus.) Flowery; ornamental; running in rapid melodic figures, divisions, or passages, as in variations; full
of fioriture or little ornamentations.
(Flor"i*da bean") (Bot.) (a) The large, roundish, flattened seed of Mucuna urens. See
under Bean. (b) One of the very large seeds of the Entada scandens.
(||Flo*rid"e*æ) n. pl. [NL., from L. flos, floris, a flower.] (Bot.) A subclass of algæ including all the
red or purplish seaweeds; the Rhodospermeæ of many authors; so called from the rosy or florid color of
most of the species.
(Flo*rid"i*ty) n. The quality of being florid; floridness. Floyer.
(Flor"id*ly) adv. In a florid manner.
(Flor"id*ness), n. The quality of being florid. Boyle.
(Flo*rif"er*ous) a. [L. florifer; flos, floris, flower + ferre to bear; cf. F. florifère.] Producing
(Flo`ri*fi*ca"tion) n. [L. flos, floris, flower + facere to make.] The act, process, or time of
(Flo"ri*form) a. [L. flos, floris, flower + -form: cf. F. floriforme.] Having the form of a flower; flower-
(Flo"ri*ken) n. (Zoöl.) An Indian bustard The Bengal floriken is Sypheotides Bengalensis.
[Written also florikan, florikin, florican.]
(Flo"ri*lege) n. [L. florilegus flower-culling; flos, floris, flower + legere to gather: cf. F. florilège.]
The act of gathering flowers.
(Flo"ri*mer) n. (Bot.) See Floramour. [Obs.]
(Flor"in) n. [F. florin, It. florino, orig., a Florentine coin, with a lily on it, fr. flore a flower, fr. L.
flos. See Flower, and cf. Floren.] A silver coin of Florence, first struck in the twelfth century, and
noted for its beauty. The name is given to different coins in different countries. The florin of England,
first minted in 1849, is worth two shillings, or about 48 cents; the florin of the Netherlands, about 40 cents; of
Austria, about 36 cents.
(Flo"rist) n. [Cf. F. fleuriste, floriste, fr. F. fleur flower. See Flower.]
1. A cultivator of, or dealer in, flowers.
2. One who writes a flora, or an account of plants.
(Flo*roon") n. [F. fleuron. See Flower.] A border worked with flowers. Wright.