Etymology
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Florence

chief city of Tuscany, also a fem. proper name, both from Latin Florentia, fem. of Florentius, literally "blooming," from florens (genitive florentis), present participle of florere "to flower" (see flourish). The city name is from Roman Colonia Florentia, "flowering colony," either literal or figurative, and became Old Italian Fiorenze, modern Italian Firenze.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Florence from WordNet

Florence (n.)
a city in central Italy on the Arno; provincial capital of Tuscany; center of the Italian Renaissance from 14th to 16th centuries;
Synonyms: Firenze
Florence (n.)
a town in northeast South Carolina; transportation center;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.