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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Florid


FLOR'ID, adjective [Latin floridus, from floreo, to flower.]

1. Literally, flowery; covered or abounding with flowers; but in this sense little used.

2. Bright in color; flushed with red; of a lively red color; as a florid countenance; a florid cheek.

3. Embellished with flowers of rhetoric; enriched with lively figures; splendid; brilliant; as a florid style; florid eloquence.