Etymology
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Florida

U.S. state, formerly a Spanish colony, probably from Spanish Pascua florida, literally "flowering Easter," a Spanish name for Palm Sunday, and so named because the peninsula was discovered on that day (March 20, 1513) by the expedition of Spanish explorer Ponce de León. From Latin floridus "flowery, in bloom" (see florid). Related: Floridian (1580s as a noun, in reference to the natives; 1819 as an adjective).

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Definitions of Florida

Florida (n.)
a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War;
Synonyms: Sunshine State / Everglade State / fl / Fla.
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