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flo·​ral ˈflȯr-əl How to pronounce floral (audio)
: of, relating to, or depicting flowers
a floral display
a floral design
: of or relating to a flora
floral diversity


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: a design or picture in which flowers predominate

Examples of floral in a Sentence

Adjective a floral pattern in wallpaper The wine has a floral aroma.
Recent Examples on the Web
The infant could be seen in the pic holding a place card for their table, while wearing a cute white floral dress, as Agruma wore flowers of her own and held her from behind. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 9 June 2024 Layering this with floral fragrance such as Yves Saint Laurent Libre, for example, will enhance the heart notes of Jasmine, Gardenia Petals, and Marigold in Goldie, adding depth and sophistication. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, 8 June 2024
Over the weekend, FYC events across Los Angeles brought out a multitude of chic stars, including Jennifer Aniston, who rocked summer florals while promoting The Morning Show. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 3 June 2024 For florals, a member of the owner's family serves as an in-house florist. Kaitlin Menza, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for floral 

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Word History



(sense 1) borrowed from French, going back to Middle French, borrowed from Medieval Latin flōrālis "blooming, like a flower," going back to Latin, "of the goddess Flora or her festival" (also neuter plural flōrālia as noun, "flower gardens"), from Flōra "the goddess Flora" + -ālis -al entry 1; (sense 2) flora + -al entry 1 — more at flora


derivative of floral entry 1

First Known Use


1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of floral was in 1742

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Cite this Entry

“Floral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floral. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: of or relating to flowers or a flora
a floral pattern in wallpaper

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