Definition of florist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈflɒrɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɔːrɪst//
    Types of stores, Professions
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  1. 1a person who owns or works in a shop/store that sells flowers and plants See related entries: Professions
  2. 2florist’s (pl. florists) a shop/store that sells flowers and plants I've ordered some flowers from the florist's. More Like This Shops, etc. with apostrophes baker’s, barber’s, butcher’s, chemist’s, dentist’s, doctor’s, fishmonger’s, florist’s, greengrocer’s, grocer’s, hairdresser’s, ironmonger’s, jeweller’s, newsagent’s, optician’s, stationer’s, tobacconist’s, travel agent’sSee worksheet. See related entries: Types of stores
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin flos, flor- ‘flower’, on the pattern of French fleuriste or Italian florista.
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