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  • n. The quality of being flowery

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being flowery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being flowery, or of abounding with flowers.
  • n. Floridness, as of speech; profusion of rhetorical figures.


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  • Although this floweriness has been a stumbling-block for modern critics, its cliched familiarity suggests how influential it was in the nineteenth century.

    Contesting the Heterodoxy: Mrs. Hemans vs. Lord Byron

  • At their best, these estates produce a clean, dry, cool-climate-style sparkling wine noticeable for its delicate fruitiness, lively acidity and floweriness.

    A Fine English Sparkle

  • It was just a little bit sour, in a good way -- tart enough to be a bit mouthwatering, to put a little sharp edge into the floweriness.

    A Garden of Memories: Histoires de Parfums Vert Pivoine

  • The big exception, though, turned out to be Willm Blanc de Blancs Brut from Alsace ($9.99), which was nicely muscular, with some weight and an almost Muscat-like floweriness that was charming.

    A Gallic Journey, Without Leaving Home

  • The tangy cheese cut the floweriness of the cake down to size, and Mr A&N finally found that he liked it enough to have slice after generous slice.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Goldings are stereotypical hoppy aromas, mild and slightly grassy, with some spiciness; Hellertau are also mild, with more emphasis on the spiciness and a subtle floweriness.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Aroma: the website claims aromas of caramel apple, heather, wildflower, and allspice; the apple is definitely present, I'm not getting the floweriness, but the earthiness is vaguely all-spice-ish and cumin-y but also bready and warm; dusty and roasty

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • The floweriness actually complimented the coconut yogurt panna cotta I tried to make the other day not amazing, but pretty.

    Red Passionfruit | Baking Bites

  • The American variety “Cascades” has a distinctive floweriness due to linalool and geraniol.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The decay in her reputation came only when standards of literary language had altered again, so that the floweriness that seemed strikingly expressive in 1820 looked cliched in 1920.

    Contesting the Heterodoxy: Mrs. Hemans vs. Lord Byron


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