Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who sells flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

Latin flōs, flōr-, flower.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin floris ("genitive singular of flōs, flower"), +‎ -ist. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Brendan Donnelly, the former subpoena server and private eye who dressed in florist and pizza delivery-man disguises pitched another two scoreless innings in relief.

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  • I called the florist and told her we wanted only local wildflower arrangements.

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  • The Singapore Nuffies were so freaked out they called the florist to demand that the florist tell them who sent it.

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  • This costs money, but it's a thought-if you call a florist you might talk them into making her

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  • Kimm Birkicht has become known as the florist to the stars.

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  • That program provides training to become a wedding service provider—that is, a florist or photography assistant.

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