from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or suggestive of a flower.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • [capitalized] Pertaining to the goddess Flora: as, the Floral games of Rome (see below).
  • Containing or belonging to the flower; pertaining to flowers in general; made of flowers: as, a floral bud; a floral leaf; floral ornaments.
  • An annual literary festival held at Toulouse in France on the 3d of May, under the auspices of a society founded by the troubadours about 1324, originally called the College of the Gay Science, and after about 1500 (when it was permanently endowed by Clémence Isaure) the College (now the Academy) of the Floral Games. At first a golden violet was awarded in competition to the author of the best poem; now a number of gold and silver flowers are distributed among the competitors in both prose and verse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to Flora, or to flowers; made of flowers.
  • adjective (Bot.) Containing, or belonging to, a flower
  • adjective (Bot.) the calyx and corolla, one or the other of which (mostly the corolla) may be wanting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or connected with flowers
  • adjective Portraying flowers, especially in a stylized way
  • noun A floral design

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

  • adjective resembling or made of or suggestive of flowers
  • adjective relating to or associated with flowers
  • adjective of or relating to the plant life in a particular region


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