flori-, flor-, flora-, -florous

(Latin: flower; full of flowers, abounding in flowers; flora, plant life, plants of a general region or period)

A material that changes color when electrically activated but which does not radiate light.
That part of the flora of a region with special reference to an area used by the aborigines.
extrafloral (adjective), more extrafloral, most extrafloral
A reference to that which is beyond the essential parts of flowers and that are situated outside the blossoms and not in them: Some plants have extrafloral elements called nectaries, parts that secrete nectar, a sweet liquid that attracts bees and other insects so they pollinate the vegetation.
A covering of yeasts and bacteria and other micro-organisms which form on the surfaces of some wines during fermentation.
The Roman goddess of flowers from which we get terms for flowers.

Flora was especially associated with Spring. Her festivals, the Floralia, were from April 28-May 3.

The term Flora also refers to native plants of a region.

1. Made of flowers, or decorated with pictures of flowers.
2. Resembling, made of, or suggestive of flowers: "We saw the beautiful and unusual floral design."
3. Of or relating to the plant life in a particular geographical region.
floral analysis
The study of plant remains from an archaeological site, including identification, association with artifacts and food processing, etc.
floral clock, flower clock
A large decorative clock composed of flowers which are set into a flower bed in a park or in some other public recreation area.

Most flower clocks have the clock mechanism set in the ground under the flowerbed, which are then planted to visually appear as a clock face with moving arms (also holding plants).

floral design
The art of using plant materials and flowers to create a pleasing and balanced composition.
floral tube
A tube formed or a cylinder formed in some flowers by the fusion of the perianth (floral envelope) and the stamens (pollen-bearing organs of the flower).
In a floral manner or in a manner in which flowers or representations of them are concerned; such as, florally ornamented.
In geology, the disturbance of the soil surface by plants; especially, by falling trees and by root growths or decaying.
Floreat Domus.
May this house flourish.

Motto of Queen's College, a college in the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Floreat Etona.
May Eton florish.

Motto of Eton College, U.K.

Floreat scientia.
Translation: "Let knowledge flourish."

Motto of Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.