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[flawr-uh l, flohr-] /ˈflɔr əl, ˈfloʊr-/
pertaining to or consisting of flowers:
floral decoration.
of or relating to floras or a flora.
something, as a fabric, garment, wallpaper, or household item, having a floral pattern:
Let's replace these drapes with florals.
Origin of floral
1640-50; < Latin Flōrālis pertaining to Flōra. See flora, -al1
Related forms
florally, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for floral
  • floral designers cut and set up live, dried, or fake flowers into designs.
  • The easy-to-apply floral vinyl decals provide instant art.
  • Purists value sourwood honey for its distinctive flavor, floral with a deep, almost burnt-butter aftertaste.
  • The team examined floral inventories as well to see if this might explain the pattern in pollinators.
  • Honey is floral nectar cooked down into a thick carbohydrate soup.
  • Other parts of the mechanism are engraved with a floral design.
  • It is appliqued with floral embroideries in a metallic thread and trimmed with rhinestones and beads.
  • He stood and watched as everybody clapped in bewilderment, and a flushed floral insignia rose on his cheeks.
  • Restorers recently discovered on the back a series of complicated floral designs painted in gold.
  • Spring dots the evergreen background with floral colors while fall peppers it with the golds and reds of deciduous foliage.
British Dictionary definitions for floral


decorated with or consisting of flowers or patterns of flowers
of, relating to, or associated with flowers: floral leaves
Derived Forms
florally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for floral

1640s, "pertaining to Flora," from French floral (16c.), from Latin floralis "of flowers" (see flora). Meaning "pertaining to flowers" is from 1753.

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