Floramour Flo"ra·mour noun [ Latin flos , floris , flower + amor love.] The plant love-lies- bleeding. [ Obsolete] Prior.
Floran Flo"ran noun (Mining) Tin ore scarcely perceptible in the stone; tin ore stamped very fine. Pryce.
Floréal Flo`réal" noun [ French floréal , from Latin flos , floris , flower.] The eight month of the French republican calendar. It began April 20, and ended May 19. See Vendémiare .
Floren Flor"en noun [ Late Latin florenus . See Florin .] A cerain gold coin; a Florence. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Florence Flor"ence noun [ From the city of Florence : confer French florence a kind of cloth, Old French florin .] 1. An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six shillings sterling value. Camden. 2. A kind of cloth. Johnson. Florence flask . See under Flask . -- Florence oil , olive oil prepared in Florence.
Florentine Flor"en·tine adjective [ Latin Florentinus , from Florentia Florence: confer French florentin .] Belonging or relating to Florence, in Italy. Florentine mosaic , a mosaic of hard or semiprecious stones, often so chosen and arranged that their natural colors represent leaves, flowers, and the like, inlaid in a background, usually of black or white marble.
Florentine Flor"en·tine noun 1. A native or inhabitant of Florence, a city in Italy. 2. A kind of silk. Knight. 3. A kind of pudding or tart; a kind of meat pie.
Stealing custards, tarts, and florentines . Beau. & Fl.
Florescence Flo·res"cence noun [ See Florescent .] (Botany) A bursting into flower; a blossoming. Martyn.
Florescent Flo·res"cent adjective [ Latin florescens , present participle of florescere begin to blossom, incho. from florere to blossom, from flos , floris , flower. See Flower .] Expanding into flowers; blossoming.
Floret Flo"ret noun [ Old French florete , French fleurette , dim. of Old French lor , French fleur . See Flower , and confer Floweret , 3d Ferret .] 1. (Botany) A little flower; one of the numerous little flowers which compose the head or anthodium in such flowers as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion. Gray. 2. [ French fleuret .] A foil; a blunt sword used in fencing. [ Obsolete] Cotgrave.
Floriage Flo"ri·age noun [ Latin flos , floris , flower.] Bloom; blossom. [ Obsolete] J. Scott.
Floriated Flo"ri·a`ted adjective (Architecture) Having floral ornaments; as, floriated capitals of Gothic pillars.
Floriation Flo`ri·a"tion noun 1. Ornamentation by means of flower forms, whether closely imitated or conventionalized. 2. Any floral ornament or decoration. Rock.
Floricomous Flo·ric"o·mous adjective [ Latin flos , floris , flower + coma hair.] Having the head adorned with flowers. [ R.]
Floricultural Flo`ri·cul"tur·al adjective Pertaining to the cultivation of flowering plants.
Floriculture Flo"ri·cul`ture noun [ Latin flos , floris , flower + cultura culture.] The cultivation of flowering plants.
Floriculturist Flo`ri·cul"tur·ist noun One skilled in the cultivation of flowers; a florist.
Florid Flor"id adjective
[ Latin floridus
, from flos
, flower. See Flower
.] 1. Covered with flowers; abounding in flowers; flowery.
Fruit from a pleasant and florid tree. Jer. Taylor. 2. Bright in color; flushed with red; of a lively reddish color; as, a florid countenance. 3. Embellished with flowers of rhetoric; enriched to excess with figures; excessively ornate; as, a florid style; florid eloquence. 4. (Mus.) Flowery; ornamental; running in rapid melodic figures, divisions, or passages, as in variations; full of fioriture or little ornamentations.
Florida bean Flor"i·da bean" (Botany) (a) The large, roundish, flattened seed of Mucuna urens . See under Bean . (b) One of the very large seeds of the Entada scandens .
Florideæ Flo·rid"e·æ noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin flos , floris , a flower.] (Botany) A subclass of algæ including all the red or purplish seaweeds; the Rhodospermeæ of many authors; -- so called from the rosy or florid color of most of the species.
Floridity Flo·rid"i·ty noun The quality of being florid; floridness. Floyer.
Floridly Flor"id·ly adverb In a florid manner.
Floridness Flor"id·ness noun The quality of being florid. Boyle.
Floriferous Flo·rif"er·ous adjective [ Latin florifer ; flos , floris , flower + ferre to bear; confer French florifère .] Producing flowers. Blount.
Florification Flo`ri·fi·ca"tion noun [ Latin flos , floris , flower + facere to make.] The act, process, or time of flowering; florescence.
Floriform Flo"ri·form adjective [ Latin flos , floris , flower + -form : confer French floriforme .] Having the form of a flower; flower- shaped.
Floriken Flo"ri·ken noun (Zoology) An Indian bustard ( Otis aurita ). The Bengal floriken is Sypheotides Bengalensis . [ Written also florikan , florikin , florican .]
Florilege Flo"ri·lege noun [ Latin florilegus flower-culling; flos , floris , flower + legere to gather: confer French florilège .] The act of gathering flowers.
Florimer Flo"ri·mer noun (Botany) See Floramour . [ Obsolete]
Florin Flor"in noun [ French florin , Italian florino , orig., a Florentine coin, with a lily on it, from flore a flower, from Latin flos . See Flower , and confer Floren .] A silver coin of Florence, first struck in the twelfth century, and noted for its beauty. The name is given to different coins in different countries. The florin of England, first minted in 1849, is worth two shillings, or about 48 cents; the florin of the Netherlands, about 40 cents; of Austria, about 36 cents.
Florist Flo"rist noun [ Confer French fleuriste , floriste , from French fleur flower. See Flower .] 1. A cultivator of, or dealer in, flowers. 2. One who writes a flora, or an account of plants.
Floroon Flo·roon" noun [ French fleuron . See Flower .] A border worked with flowers. Wright.
Florulent Flor"u·lent adjective [ Latin florulentus , from flos , floris , flower.] Flowery; blossoming. [ Obsolete] Blount.
Flos-ferri Flos`-fer"ri noun [ Latin , flower of iron.] (Min.) A variety of aragonite, occuring in delicate white coralloidal forms; -- common in beds of iron ore.
Floscular Flos"cu·lar adjective (Botany) Flosculous.
Floscularian Flos`cu·la"ri·an noun [ From Latin flosculus a floweret.] (Zoology) One of a group of stalked rotifers, having ciliated tentacles around the lobed disk.
Floscule Flos·cule noun [ Latin flosculus , dim. of flos flower: confer French floscule .] (Botany) A floret.
Flosculous Flos"cu·lous adjective (Botany) Consisting of many gamopetalous florets.
Flosh Flosh noun [ Confer German flösse a trough in which tin ore is washed.] (Metallurgy) A hopper-shaped box or ...nortar in which ore is placed for the action of the stamps. Knight.
Floss Floss noun [ Italian floscio flabby, soft, from Latin fluxus flowing, loose, slack. See Flux , noun ] 1. (Botany) The slender styles of the pistillate flowers of maize; also called silk . 2. Untwisted filaments of silk, used in embroidering. Floss silk , silk that has been twisted, and which retains its loose and downy character. It is much used in embroidery. Called also floxed silk . -- Floss thread , a kind of soft flaxen yarn or thread, used for embroidery; -- called also linen floss , and floss yarn . McElrath.
Floss Floss noun [ Confer German floss a float.] 1. A small stream of water. [ Eng.] 2. Fluid glass floating on iron in the puddling furnace, produced by the vitrification of oxides and earths which are present. Floss hole . (a) A hole at the back of a puddling furnace, at which the slags pass out. (b) The tap hole of a melting furnace. Knight.
Floss Floss noun A body feather of an ostrich. Flosses are soft, and gray from the female and black from the male.
Flossification Flos`si·fi·ca"tion noun [ Confer Florification .] A flowering; florification. [ R.] Craig.
Flossy Floss"y adjective Pertaining to, made of, or resembling, floss; hence, light; downy.
Flota Flo"ta noun [ Spanish See Flotilla .] A fleet; especially, a ...eet of Spanish ships which formerly sailed every year from Cadiz to Vera Cruz, in Mexico, to transport to Spain the production of Spanish America.
Flotage Flo"tage noun [ Old French flotage , French flottage , from flotter to float.] 1. The state of floating. 2. That which floats on the sea or in rivers. [ Written also floatage .]
Flotant Flo"tant adjective [ Old French flotant , French flottant , present participle of flotter to float.] (Her.) Represented as flying or streaming in the air; as, a banner flotant .
Flotation Flo·ta"tion noun [ Confer French flottation a floating, flottaison water line, from flotter to float. See Flotilla .] 1. The act, process, or state of floating. 2. The science of floating bodies. Center of flotation . (Shipbuilding) (a) The center of any given plane of flotation. (b) More commonly, the middle of the length of the load water line. Rankine. -- Plane, or Line , of flotation , the plane or line in which the horizontal surface of a fluid cuts a body floating in it. See Bearing , noun , 9 (c) . -- Surface of flotation (Shipbuilding) , the imaginary surface which all the planes of flotation touch when a vessel rolls or pitches; the envelope of all such planes.
Flotation Flo·ta"tion noun (Com. & Finance) Act of financing, or floating, a commercial venture or an issue of bonds, stock, or the like.
Flotation process Flotation process A process of separating the substances contained in pulverized ore or the like by depositing the mixture on the surface of a flowing liquid, the substances that are quickly wet readily overcoming the surface tension of the liquid and sinking, the others flowing off in a film or slime on the surface, though, perhaps, having a greater specific gravity than those that sink.