flor

noun
\ ˈflȯ(ə)r\
plural -s

Definition of flor

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a coating of microorganisms probably including both yeasts and bacteria that is allowed to form on the surface of some sherry wines to which products of its fermentative activity impart a characteristic nutty flavor

called also film yeast

— see mycoderma

Definition of flor (Entry 2 of 2)

he flourished

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History and Etymology for flor

Noun

Spanish, mold, flower, from Latin flor-, flos flower

Abbreviation

Latin floruit

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