flowerily

flowery

[flou-uh-ree]
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:
1300–50; Middle English; see flower, -y1

flowerily, adverb
floweriness, noun
unflowery, adjective


3. florid, showy, elaborate. See bombastic.
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flowery (ˈflaʊərɪ)
 
adj
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
 
'floweriness
 
n

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flowery
mid-14c.; see flower + -y (2).
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