flo·​rist | \ ˈflȯr-ist How to pronounce florist (audio) , ˈflär-\

Definition of florist

: a person who sells or grows for sale flowers and ornamental plants

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floristry \ ˈflȯr-​ə-​strē How to pronounce floristry (audio) , ˈflär-​ \ noun

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His first collection is for Fall 2012 Haute Couture and is presented in a hôtel particulier decked out with millions of flowers by his go-to florist, Mark Colle. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "A Brief History of Raf Simons’s Storied Career in Fashion," 22 Dec. 2018 The Residence: This series will be based on The Residence, a nonfiction book about the goings-on inside the White House from the perspective of staff like maids, butlers, cooks, florists, and doormen. Tess Kornfeld, Glamour, "These Are the Eight Shows Shonda Rhimes Is Launching on Netflix," 21 July 2018 The gay rights case addressed Monday, Arlene’s Flowers v. state of Washington, started in 2013, when the florist, Barronelle Stutzman, turned down a request from a customer, Robert Ingersoll, to provide flowers for his wedding to a man, Curt Freed. Adam Liptak,, "Justices send clash between florist and gay couple back to lower courts," 25 June 2018 The florist has long been a celebrity favorite, with past clients including Elton John, Pierce Brosnan and Autumn Phillips, the wife of the Queen’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need to Know About Princess Eugenie's Wedding Flowers," 3 Oct. 2018 Denise Fasanello, a New York florist, interprets topiary even more loosely, winding button ferns or creeping fig around a round, metal armature to create a leafy, obstreperous ball. Cynthia Kling, WSJ, "Laid-Back Topiary for Your Winter Windowsill," 12 Oct. 2018 Bowen is a professional florist and owns Stacy Bowen Floral Design in Bel Air. The Aegis, "Harford County Public Library Foundation elects three new board members," 14 May 2018 Even if selfie-stick vendors can’t match the charm of the old-school florists, gelaterías, and candy stalls offering bites of crema catalana (a form of crème brûlée) along the way. Gemma Askham, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Things to Do in Barcelona," 3 Mar. 2018 Actress Demi Moore arrived alongside florist and perfumer Eric Buterbaugh, while Liv Tyler also attended, along with a whole host of pop star talent such as Ellie Goulding, James Blunt, and Robbie Williams. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Couldn't Be More Adorable at Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of florist

1623, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of florist

: a person whose job or business is to sell flowers and plants


flo·​rist | \ ˈflȯr-əst How to pronounce florist (audio) \

Kids Definition of florist

: a person who sells flowers and houseplants

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