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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: floridus 'flowering', from flos; FLORA

florid

adjective
     
Related topics: Literature, Colours
flor‧id literary
1CC a florid face is red in colour:
a middle-aged man with a florid complexion
2AL florid language, music, or art has a lot of extra unnecessary details or decorations:
a book written in a very florid style

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