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florist

[flawr-ist, flohr-, flor-] /ˈflɔr ɪst, ˈfloʊr-, ˈflɒr-/
noun
1.
a retailer of flowers, ornamental plants, etc.
2.
a grower of flowers.
Origin of florist
1615-1625
1615-25; flor- + -ist
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florist

/ˈflɒrɪst/
noun
1.
a person who grows or deals in flowers
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Word Origin and History for florist
n.

1620s, formed on analogy of French fleuriste, from Latin floris, genitive of flos "flower" (see flora) + -ist.

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