from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Florence, Italy.
  • adj. Having or characterized by a dull chased or rubbed finish. Used of gold.
  • adj. Prepared, cooked, or served with spinach.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Florence, Italy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the Italian city of Florence.
  • n. A native or resident of the Italian city of Florence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging or relating to Florence, in Italy.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Florence, a city in Italy.
  • n. A kind of silk.
  • n. A kind of pudding or tart; a kind of meat pie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Florence, the chief city of Tuscany, in Italy.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Florence.
  • n. [lowercase] A silk textile fabric, of solid and durable make, used for wearing-apparel.
  • n. Same as florence, 2.
  • n. [lowercase] A kind of pie having no crust beneath the meat.
  • n. [lowercase] Same as fanchonnette.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or resident of Florence, Italy
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the city of Florence


Latin Flōrentīnus, from Flōrentia, Florence, Italy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French florentin. (Wiktionary)


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