The florid brushwork of a Constable gets hypertrophied in Freud, into a kind of gross exaggeration of what unleashed paint can do.
There are Halo novels, miniseries, and reams of florid fan-fiction.
He lacks the magisterial tone of Colm Tóibín or the florid and fertile imagination of Patrick McCabe.
1640s, "strikingly beautiful," from French floride "flourishing," from Latin floridus "flowery, in bloom," from flos "flower" (see flora). Sense of "ruddy" is first recorded 1640s. Meaning "profusely adorned, as with flowers," is from 1650s. Related: Floridly.
florid flor·id (flôr'ĭd)
Of a bright red or ruddy color. Used of certain skin lesions.