from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Flushed with rosy color; ruddy.
- adj. Very ornate; flowery: a florid prose style.
- adj. Archaic Healthy.
- adj. Obsolete Abounding in or covered with flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a rosy or pale red colour; ruddy.
- adj. Elaborately ornate; flowery.
- adj. In a blatant, vivid, or highly disorganized state.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Covered with flowers; abounding in flowers; flowery.
- adj. Bright in color; flushed with red; of a lively reddish color.
- adj. Embellished with flowers of rhetoric; enriched to excess with figures; excessively ornate
- adj. Flowery; ornamental; running in rapid melodic figures, divisions, or passages, as in variations; full of fioriture or little ornamentations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Covered or abounding with flowers; flowery; blooming.
- Bright in color; specifically, flushed with red; of a lively red color: as, a florid countenance; a florid cheek.
- Flowery in appearance or effect; highly embellished or decorated; loaded with ornamentation: as, florid architecture; florid music.
- Embellished with flowers of rhetoric; enriched with lively figures; highly ornate; overwrought in expression: as, a florid style; florid eloquence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. elaborately or excessively ornamented
- adj. inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
French floride, from Latin flōridus, from flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)