Definitions

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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or suggestive of a flower: a fabric with a floral pattern.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or connected with flowers
  • adj. Portraying flowers, especially in a stylized way
  • n. A floral design

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to Flora, or to flowers; made of flowers.
  • adj. Containing, or belonging to, a flower

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • [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 ClĆ©mence 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • I also get why I thought of it as gourmand-y; that which they call floral is total confection, isn't it?

    What's worse than a discontinued favorite?

  • Edward's breath on Bella's face is a heady, intoxicating experience, and Edward is knocked nearly senseless by Bella's smell, which he describes as floral, "like lavender ... or freesia."

    True Love Waits

  • The Warp Floral Container line is a unique concept in floral arranging, designed and patented by Kimberly Manne.

    Flower Containers by Warp Designs

  • I loved the picture of the mother and daughter in floral prints!

    April Victoria, 1990

  • I used to incorporate the dried pods in floral arrangements.

    It's raining cats and dogs

  • Catriona MacPherson was in floral printed jersey and looked super and she was with agent Lisa

    52 entries from February 2007

  • I imgine you cycling around a village somewhere in floral prints ...

    Langham In Danger

  • I imagine you cycling around a village somewhere in floral prints ... (newmania)

    Langham In Danger

  • Three skinny boys in floral print shorts want to know.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Easter comes to me now in floral scarves and wicker purses, in everyday clothes as well as the once-a-year Easter bonnets.

    Archive 2007-03-01

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