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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According to an Instagram post from the company, Findlay reached out to them when the resident florist moved out. Sarah Brookbank,, "Gia & the Blooms and Urbana Cafe opening Friday at Findlay Market," 28 June 2019 Sam’s Club also has an array of other more unique benefits like complimentary florist services, tech support, and tire installation (the latter two of which Costco offers as well), according to an article on Delish. Olivia Muenter, Woman's Day, "How To Decide Between A Costco and Sam’s Club Membership If You Don’t Want Both," 18 June 2019 The court reaffirmed its 2017 opinion in the case brought against florist Barronelle Stutzman and her Arlene’s Flowers business in the southcentral city of Richland. Nicholas K. Geranios, The Seattle Times, "Court: No religious rancor in flowers for gay wedding case," 7 June 2019 The next two photos share a look at the elaborate assembly required of the ornate candelabras, while two more show the royal florists hard at work crafting the pretty floral centerpieces. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Royal Family Shares Rare Look at What Goes into Hosting a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace," 5 June 2019 While Queen Elizabeth was posing with Donald and Melania Trump last night inside Buckingham Palace, a crew of palace attendants and royal florists was scurrying to put the final touches on their dinner arrangements. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Royal Family Reveals What It Takes to Prepare for a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace," 4 June 2019 So the researchers turned to a Pepto Bismol-pink polyurethane foam—similar to the foam florists use for flower arrangements—to model the system. Kevin Heiden, National Geographic, "Waterfalls can form in a surprising new way. Here's how.," 13 Mar. 2019 The amassed vendors will hail from across the nuptial-planning spectrum — including photographers, entertainers, event venues, invitations, florists, bridal salons, beauty services, tuxedos, event lighting and event designers. Daily Pilot Staff,, "Around Town: Wooden Boat Festival coming to Newport Beach this weekend," 6 June 2019 On Thursday, the court will consider a similar challenge involving a Washington State florist who declined to serve a gay client's wedding. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Five takeaways from Supreme Court's decision in favor of Colorado baker who turned away gay couple," 4 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 How to pronounce florist (audio) \

Kids Definition of florist

: a person who sells flowers and houseplants

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a small bunch of flowers

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