flo·rist | \ˈflȯr-ist, ˈflär-\

Definition of florist 

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

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floristry \ˈflȯr-ə-strē, ˈflär- \ noun

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The couple worked with the florist Þórdís Z. to curate local plants rather than import flowers. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "The Sun Literally Never Set at This Wedding in Iceland," 28 June 2018 So say the florists piecing together the bouquets that will be delivered to millions of moms this Mother’s Day. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "What's in a 2018 Mother's Day bouquet? Probably a dash of purple, some peonies and Dusty Miller," 10 May 2018 Then one month later, the celebrity florist proposed while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Inside Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham’s Whirlwind 6-Month Marriage and Divorce," 9 May 2018 But my favorite thing is when the florists arrive here in the morning to set up. Catherine Bigelow, San Francisco Chronicle, "Art inspires bursting bouquets at the de Young," 16 Mar. 2018 Even her and Harry's wedding pastry chef and florist were women, Town & Country notes. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Broke Her Streak of Wearing Female-Led Brands at Official Events," 6 July 2018 As a teenager, Luciano Giubbilei worked after school as a delivery boy for a florist in his native city of Siena, Italy. Andrew Montgomery, Vogue, "Under the Tuscan Sun: Garden Designer Luciano Giubbilei's Italian Oasis," 21 Mar. 2018 Comic-book conventions and professional florist conventions and international get-togethers of packaging and label-making businesses. Christopher Borrelli,, "G-FEST: Everything you never wanted to know about giant lizards — 25 years worth, actually," 10 July 2018 When Ingersoll told her the men were planning a wedding, Stutzman refused to provide the flowers but suggested other florists who could help them. Christine Willmsen, The Seattle Times, "U.S. Supreme Court hands Richland florist’s gay-wedding case back to Washington courts," 25 June 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 \

Kids Definition of florist

: a person who sells flowers and houseplants

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