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Flor·​en·​tine ˈflȯr-ən-ˌtēn How to pronounce Florentine (audio)
: of or relating to Florence, Italy
: machiavellian
Florentine politics
: served or dressed with spinach
poached eggs Florentine
: having a matte brushed finish
Florentine gold


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plural Florentines
: a native or inhabitant of Florence and especially of Florence, Italy

Examples of Florentine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Main course choices are lobster quiche Florentine served with a Fuji apple salad, roasted avocado and crab cake on brioche toast, or steak and eggs with potatoes au gratin and redeye gravy. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 6 May 2023 The museum’s modernist design, penned by the Florentine architecture firm IPO Studio, forms a stark contrast to those yellowish, weathered walls. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 29 Apr. 2023 Hotel Drover The 97 West Kitchen & Bar at Hotel Drover in the Fort Worth Stockyards is offering a three-course prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch menu with dishes like jalapeño-crawfish fritters, smoked salmon Florentine Benedict, guajillo mahi tacos with breakfast potatoes, and more. Erin Booke, Dallas News, 28 Apr. 2023 The eclectic style playing on naturalistic cues combined with graphic motifs stems from a creative process in which the Florentine artist-designer explores the possibilities of marks and materials. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, 20 Apr. 2023
The letters of another Florentine women from the same period, Alessandra Strozzi, are considered some of the most important insights into political and social life at the time. Pragya Agarwal, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Mar. 2024 For subscription and other info on the Florentine season, visit florentineopera.org or call (414) 291-5700 ext. Jim Higgins, Journal Sentinel, 15 Mar. 2024 Wedgwood Florentine Turquoise View On Amazon This pattern first appeared on tables in 1931, offering a unique and whimsical design apart from many other popular patterns of the time. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 27 Feb. 2024 According to Bravo, their wedding took place at the Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, New Jersey. Lia Beck, Peoplemag, 25 Feb. 2024 The club operates a foundation that provides grants to such groups as Benedict Center, Wisconsin Bike Fed and Florentine Opera. Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 25 Jan. 2024 Cicero, on the other hand, taught that a good man must be active in political life, a crucial lesson that accorded with Florentine democratic beliefs as well as with the need for political watchfulness. Claudia Roth Pierpont, The New Yorker, 19 Feb. 2024 Both the Milano-Torino and the Americano are ancestors to the Negroni, which, according to Florentine lore, was invented in 1919 when Count Camillo Negroni asked the bartender at Caffè Casoni to substitute gin for his Americano’s soda water. Rebekah Peppler, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 Those labels, for the vanilla and chocolate versions of the Florentine cookie, stated that the cookies contained peanuts. Emily Heil, Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2024

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Word History



borrowed from Medieval Latin Flōrentīnus, from Flōrentia florence + Latin -īnus -ine entry 1


Middle English Florentyn, borrowed from Medieval Latin Flōrentīnus, noun derivative of Flōrentīnus "of Florence, florentine entry 1"

First Known Use


1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1523, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Florentine was in 1523

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“Florentine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Florentine. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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