Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun The state of being flowery.

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

  • noun The quality of being flowery

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Let's Try This Again (in more ways than one)

  • 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 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.

    Lavender, Orange, and Almond Cake

  • 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.

    Since It's So Cold Out, Let's Talk About Snowshoes

  • 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

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