Definition of florid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈflɒrɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɔːrɪd//
    , NAmE//ˈflɑːrɪd//
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  1. 1(of a person’s face) red a florid complexion
  2. 2(usually disapproving) having too much decoration or detail florid language a florid style of painting
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin floridus, from flos, flor- ‘flower’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: florid