Etymology
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florist (n.)

"one who cultivates flowers," especially "one who raises flowers for sale," 1620s, formed on analogy of French fleuriste, from Latin floris, genitive of flos "flower" (from PIE root *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom") + -ist. Related: Floristry.

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Definitions of florist

florist (n.)
someone who grows and deals in flowers;
the florist made up an attractive bouquet
florist (n.)
a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold;
Synonyms: florist shop / flower store
From wordnet.princeton.edu