Florid Flor"id, a. [L. floridus, fr. flos, floris, flower. See {Flower}.] 1. Covered with flowers; abounding in flowers; flowery. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Fruit from a pleasant and florid tree. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. Bright in color; flushed with red; of a lively reddish color; as, a florid countenance. [1913 Webster]

3. Embellished with flowers of rhetoric; enriched to excess with figures; excessively ornate; as, a florid style; florid eloquence. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mus.) Flowery; ornamental; running in rapid melodic figures, divisions, or passages, as in variations; full of fioriture or little ornamentations. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Florīd — (v. lat.), blühend, blumig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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