Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One in the business of raising or selling flowers and ornamental plants.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who cultivates flowers; one skilled in the raising of flowers; especially, one who raises flowers for sale.
  • noun One who writes a flora or an account of plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A cultivator of, or dealer in, flowers.
  • noun One who writes a flora, or an account of plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who sells flowers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold
  • noun someone who grows and deals in flowers

Etymologies

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

[Latin flōs, flōr-, flower; see bhel- in Indo-European roots + –ist.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin floris ("genitive singular of flōs, flower"), +‎ -ist.

Examples

  • I called the florist, and he said that he had a mix-up.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • I called the florist to find out what had happened.

    uncharted terriTORI

  • I called the florist, and he said that he had a mix-up.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • I called the florist, and he said that he had a mix-up.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • I called the florist, and he said that he had a mix-up.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • I called the florist to find out what had happened.

    uncharted terriTORI

  • In fact, I called the florist to see how much they were and I acted like -- wait, wait, I acted like I wanted to send the same ones to my mom.

    CNN Transcript Jul 10, 2006

  • In fact, I called the florist to see how much they were and I acted like -- wait, wait, I acted like I wanted to send the same ones to my mom.

    CNN Transcript Aug 5, 2006

  • As soon as she was out the door, he was calling the florist to make sure all the arrangements matched her hair, the photographer to make sure he had lights to play down the pink and the society columnist to ensure a positive spin on the press coverage.

    The Brush Off

  • As soon as she was out the door, he was calling the florist to make sure all the arrangements matched her hair, the photographer to make sure he had lights to play down the pink and the society columnist to ensure a positive spin on the press coverage.

    The Brush Off

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