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florid


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Florid  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  florid 
  adj  :  elaborately  or  excessively  ornamented;  "flamboyant 
  handwriting";  "the  senator's  florid  speech"  [syn:  {aureate}, 
  {flamboyant},  {showy}] 




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