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flowery

[flou-uh-ree] /ˈflaʊ ə ri/
adjective, flowerier, floweriest.
1.
covered with or having many flowers.
2.
decorated with floral designs.
3.
rhetorically ornate or precious:
flowery language.
4.
resembling a flower in fragrance:
a Rhine wine with a flowery aroma.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see flower, -y1
Related forms
flowerily, adverb
floweriness, noun
unflowery, adjective
Synonyms
3. florid, showy, elaborate. See bombastic.
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British Dictionary definitions for flowerily

flowery

/ˈflaʊərɪ/
adjective
1.
abounding in flowers
2.
decorated with flowers or floral patterns
3.
like or suggestive of flowers: a flowery scent
4.
(of language or style) elaborate; ornate
Derived Forms
floweriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for flowerily

flowery

adj.

mid-14c., from flower (n.) + -y (2). Related: Floweriness.

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