flo·​ral | \ ˈflȯr-əl How to pronounce floral (audio) \

Definition of floral

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or depicting flowers a floral display a floral design
2 : of or relating to a flora floral diversity



Definition of floral (Entry 2 of 2)

: a design or picture in which flowers predominate

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Synonyms for floral

Synonyms: Adjective

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Examples of floral in a Sentence

Adjective a floral pattern in wallpaper The wine has a floral aroma.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Its fragrance is clean and luxe (not overtly floral or chemically), which is refreshing after a long-haul flight. Melissa Epifano, Travel + Leisure, 17 July 2021 The aromatic lychee is sweet, with slightly floral and acidic notes. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 July 2021 The finish showcases floral, coffee and pepper notes, along with a bit of oak. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 29 June 2021 His 2018 Oliver Ranch single-vineyard Cabernet ($150) mingles high-toned floral and exotic spice aromas with savory earth, hedonism with tension and energy. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 21 June 2021 The 24th Edition combines grapes from the 2012 vintage blended with reserve wines from as far back as 2006, resulting in a complex sparkling rosé with a balance of fruit, floral, mineral, and spice notes on the palate. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, 12 June 2021 Sometimes these exterior patterns were floral or geometric. Helaine Fendelman And Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, 8 June 2021 Marine Layer released this floral and fruity statement romper just in time for summer. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 3 June 2021 Lime juice is a key ingredient, brightening the other floral and fruit flavors. Lisa Salinas, Dallas News, 28 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As the group vice president of produce and floral at the grocery store chain Albertsons, Callahan is essentially a produce trend-spotter by trade — and he's eaten a lot of fruit. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 31 Mar. 2021 This August Grove shower curtain is available in nine colors—all floral of course. Shay Rodger, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2021 Brut, after all, is a wildly popular masculine floral. Alexander Freeling, Robb Report, 13 Apr. 2021 The bedroom is a mix of blue motifs including a crosshatch pattern on the walls, a geometric on the bed, and an embroidered floral that hangs at the windows. Krissa Rossbund, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 May 2021 Colugo makes compact strollers and stylish baby carriers in seriously covetable prints (like the leopard shown above, as well as a ditzy floral, bandana, camo, and limited-edition options like a glittery silver and summery chambray). Cory Baldwin, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Owners and Avon residents Ashley and Benjamin O’Dell eventually transitioned to doing only wedding and event floral and no longer needed the retail space. cleveland, 9 May 2021 The picture shows a smiling Charlotte in a blue floral, button-front dress with a Peter Pan collar, her long hair worn loose. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 2 May 2021 An exotic nose offers up tropical floral and fruit—white blossoms on a warm night, pineapple, guava, vanilla and orange. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of floral


1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for floral


Latin flor-, flos flower — more at blow

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23 Jul 2021

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“Floral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floral. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of floral

: of or relating to flowers


flo·​ral | \ ˈflȯr-əl How to pronounce floral (audio) \

Kids Definition of floral

: of or relating to flowers

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