Florentine

adjective
Flor·​en·​tine | \ ˈflȯr-ən-ˌtēn How to pronounce Florentine (audio) , ˈflär-, -ˌtīn \

Definition of Florentine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of or relating to Florence, Italy
b : machiavellian Florentine politics
2 : served or dressed with spinach poached eggs Florentine
3 : having a matte brushed finish Florentine gold

Florentine

noun
plural Florentines

Definition of Florentine (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Florentine

Adjective

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Florentine

Adjective

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

Noun

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

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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 24 Jun. 2022.

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