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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or suggestive of flowers: a flowery perfume.
  • adj. Abounding in or covered with flowers.
  • adj. Full of ornate or grandiloquent expressions; highly embellished: a flowery speech.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to flowers.
  • adj. Decorated with flowers.
  • adj. Of a speech or piece of writing: too complicated; elaborate; with grandiloquent expressions; bombastic; verbose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of flowers; abounding with blossoms.
  • adj. Highly embellished with figurative language; florid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of flowers; consisting of or abounding with blossoms: as, a flowery field.
  • Adorned with figures or imitations of flowers: as, a flowery pattern.
  • Richly embellished with figurative language; overwrought in figurative expression; florid: as, a flowery style.
  • Synonyms See florid.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or suggestive of flowers
  • adj. marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details


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