Definition of floridus
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LNS
flōridus, flōrida, flōridum
flos
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. full of or abounding with flowers, flowery
  2. lively, gay, bright
  3. blooming, beautiful
Abbreviations
flōridus, a, um, adj. flos, full of or abounding with flowers, flowery (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose). Lit.: hydrauli hortabere, ut audiat voces potius quam Platonis? expones, quae spectet, florida et varia? Cic. Tusc. 3, 18, 43: serta, garlands of flowers, Ov. F. 6, 312: prata, Lucr. 5, 785; cf. Hybla, Ov. Tr. 5, 6, 38.

— Transf., of color, lively, gay, bright: colores, Plin. 35, 6, 12, § 30; 35, 10, 36, § 97.

— Trop., blooming, beautiful: puellula, Cat. 61, 57; cf.: Galatea Floridior prato, longa procerior alno, Ov. M. 13, 790: aetas, the bloom of youth, Cat. 68, 16; cf.: novitas mundi, Lucr. 5, 943: florida et vegeta forma, Suet. Galb. 20: Demetrius Phalereus est floridior, ut ita dicam, quam Hyperides, flowery, florid, Cic. Brut. 82, 285; cf.: tertium (dicendi genus) alii medium ex duobus, alii floridum (namque id ἀνθηρὸν appellant) addiderunt, Quint. 12, 10, 58: floridius genus (scriptorum), id. 2, 5, 18: oratio, id. 8, 3, 74: floridissimus tui sermonis afflatus, Aus. Ep. 17: floridior in declamando quam in agendo, Sen. Contr. 4 praef. 5.

—Adv.: flōride, with flowers, brightly: depicta vestis, App. M. 11 fin.: ecclesia clarius ac floridius enituit, Lact. Mort. Pers. 3.
 
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