flor

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noun

ˈflȯ(ə)r
plural -s
: 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

flor

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abbreviation

he flourished

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

Abbreviation

Latin floruit

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“Flor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flor. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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