flori-, flor-, flora-, -florous
(Latin: flower; full of flowers, abounding in flowers; flora, plant life, plants of a general region or period)
2. Any of several gold coins similar to the Florentine florin, formerly used in Europe.
Etymology: from Old French florin, from Italian fiorino, from fiore. "flower"; from Latin florem. "flower".
The 13th century gold Florentine coin was stamped on the obverse side with the image of a lily, the symbol of the city and it was also the name of an English gold coin, from the late 15th century.
2. Plants that normally bear fruit, producing secondary flowers instead of fruit.
2. A shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold.
2. A branch of botany that is occupied with the types, numbers, distribution, and relationships of plant species in a particular area or areas.
It includes flower care and handling, floral design or flower arranging, merchandising, and the display of and flower delivery.
A belief that flowers radiate vibrations and have curative properties in healing disease. Many omens concerning the gathering of flowers at Midsummer’s Eve have survived to modern times; and the “good luck” commonly attributed to the finding of a four-leaf clover falls into this category.
Floruit, is often abbreviated as fl., and it is used to date the period of a person's prime of life, particularly when the exact birth and death dates are unknown.
2. Plants that grow in a small, confined habitat; for example, a pond.
3. Etymology: from flur, "flower"; the meaning "finer portion of ground grain" is from the mid-13th century, from the notion of flour as the "finest part" of meal (French fleur de farine), as distinguished from the coarser parts known as meal.
It was spelled flower until flour became the accepted form in about 1830 in order to end the confusion with the words.
In a 1691 book by Thomas Tryon, titled Wisdom's Dictates, there is a reference to "Milk, Water, and Flower"; while in John Milton's Paradise Lost in 1667, he wrote "O flours That never will in other climate grow."