Etymology
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florid (adj.)

1640s, "strikingly beautiful," from French floride "flourishing," from Latin floridus "flowery, in bloom," from flos "flower" (from PIE root *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom"). Sense of "ruddy" is first recorded 1640s. Meaning "highly decorated, profusely adorned (as with flowers)" is from 1650s. Related: Floridly.

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Definitions of florid

florid (adj.)
elaborately or excessively ornamented;
the senator's florid speech
Synonyms: aureate / flamboyant
florid (adj.)
inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life;
Synonyms: rubicund / ruddy / sanguine
From wordnet.princeton.edu