Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday May 1, 2013
flowery; in bloom
The state of Florida was given its name by the Spanish navigator Juan Ponce de León. He landed there on April 2, 1513 which was Easter Sunday, or Pascua Florida in Spanish (from the Spanish Pascua, meaning Easter, and florida, meaning flowery). To this day, April 2 is a legal holiday in Florida.
Nowadays the word florido is generally used to refer to flowery language - lenguaje florido
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