Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Decorated with floral designs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having floral ornaments.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having floral ornaments.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See floreated.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots.

Examples

  • I will make a beautiful floriated letter, surrounded by an intricate border of flowers and birds, deer and exotic beasts.

    The Memory Palace

  • She wore long ruffled skirts, she wore denim skirts with floriated hems.

    Underworld

  • Chunks of floriated stonework, carved in medieval times, lie scattered around churches, while empty cans and pigeon droppings litter once-magnificent buildings.

    Preserving Famagusta

  • The house that he occupied, of Venetian design, and four stories in height, bore many architectural marks of distinction, such as the floriated window, the door with the semipointed arch, and medallions of colored marble set in the walls.

    The Financier

  • In the entresol of this house was one of his finest treasures — a carved and floriated base bearing a tapering monolith some four feet high, crowned by the head of a peculiarly goatish Pan, by the side of which were the problematic remains of a lovely nude nymph — just the little feet broken off at the ankles.

    The Financier

  • The furniture, of whatever wood it might be made, was almost invariably heavy, floriated, and cumbersome.

    The Financier

  • The spire, floriated richly and graduated with a precise symmetry, rises to an extreme altitude of 220 feet 6 inches.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885

  • Grotesque initials, which, with their flourishes, often spanned the full height of the page, or broad bands of floriated tracery that occupied its entire width, were the only indications of changes of chapter or subject.

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

  • _ A female head, with symbols behind, and a rich floriated edge: _Rev.

    Notes and Queries, Number 29, May 18, 1850

  • The coffin lid bears a rich floriated cross, with a representation of an abbot at the one end, and that of a lamb at the other.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury with some Account of the Priory Church of Deerhurst Gloucestershire

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