from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A young girl who carries flowers in a procession, especially at a wedding.
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- n. A participant in a wedding procession, whose responsibility is usually to spread flower petals on the floor before the bride, or to carry a bouquet of flowers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
- n. a woman who sells flowers in the street
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Stifled giggles erupted as our six-year-old flower girl walked back to the seat where her two-year-old brother was sitting, put her fingers to her lips, and loudly shhh’d him, but not before he said it again—this time clapping his hands.
To her surprise, when the adults’ part of the rehearsal was over the flower girl and ring bearer were being put through their paces a few more times under the watchful eyes of their mothers and Reverend Musselman, Matt pulled her into the vestibule, which was a small and intimate space paneled in beautifully aged dark wood that rose to the ceiling.