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Florentine

[flawr-uh n-teen, -tahyn, flor-] /ˈflɔr ənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn, ˈflɒr-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Florence, Italy:
the Florentine poets of the 14th century.
2.
pertaining to or designating the style of art developed in Florence during the late 13th to 15th centuries.
3.
(of food) served or prepared with spinach:
eggs Florentine.
noun
4.
a native or inhabitant of Florence, Italy.
5.
(often lowercase) a cookie made with orange peel and almonds and coated with chocolate.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin Flōrentīnus pertaining to Flōrentia Florence; see -ine1
Related forms
pro-Florentine, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for proflorentine

Florentine

/ˈflɒrənˌtaɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Florence
2.
(usually postpositive) (of food) served or prepared with spinach
noun
3.
a native or inhabitant of Florence
4.
a biscuit containing nuts and dried fruit and coated with chocolate
5.
a type of domestic fancy pigeon somewhat resembling the Modena
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Word Origin and History for proflorentine

Florentine

adj.

1540s, literally "of or pertaining to the Italian city of Florence," from Latin Florentinus, from Florentia (see Florence). Earliest reference in English is to a type of textile fabric.

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