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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from florist

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

Examples of florist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In New York, Milan, Paris, London, Moscow, Shanghai, and Tokyo, the brand has partnered with local florists to create custom Prada bouquets that will be wrapped, of course, in the brand’s Resort 2020 campaign instead of traditional flower paper. Vogue, "This is How You Make a Prada-Worthy Bouquet," 18 Nov. 2019 One florist began handing out white flowers for free to protesters and groups began distributing white ribbons. Amy Gunia, Time, "Protesters Call for Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam to Step Down in the Wake of the Failed Extradition Bill," 16 June 2019 Included are the wedding planner, venue, catering, photographer, videographer, cake, officiant, florist, stationery, music, hair and makeup for the bride, and transportation for the bride and groom. Darcel Rockett,, "Wish Upon a Wedding has made dreams come true for 150 couples facing serious illness," 4 Nov. 2019 The bank’s neighboring buildings, which at one point contained a doctor’s office, a florist, and a barber shop, are also shuttered. Christopher Harress |, al, "1000 days of Trump in one of Alabama’s bluest and poorest counties," 17 Oct. 2019 Choose from weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or every few months, with flowers either delivered fresh from a sustainable farm, or on the doorstep from an artisan florist, in as little as 2 hours. NBC News, "17 best subscription boxes everyone on your list will love," 18 Dec. 2018 In a room filled with flowers and fauna, its a chance to learn the florist business and help people celebrate joy or soothe pain. Vincent T. Davis,, "San Antonio woman lives to fill the ‘dash’ of her life with fair play and good deeds," 13 Jan. 2020 Today, a growing number of bodegas, supermarkets, convenience stores, drugstores and florists are acting as makeshift package holding centers. Matthew Haag, New York Times, "90,000 Packages Disappear Daily in N.Y.C. Is Help on the Way?," 2 Dec. 2019 The florists are experts at interpreting ideas into showpieces. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "ICYMI: Have yourself a Katy little Christmas: a guide to Katy gift giving," 27 Nov. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'florist.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of florist

1623, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about florist

Time Traveler for florist

Time Traveler

The first known use of florist was in 1623

See more words from the same year

Statistics for florist

Last Updated

13 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Florist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for florist


How to pronounce florist (audio)

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on florist

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with florist

Spanish Central: Translation of florist

Nglish: Translation of florist for Spanish Speakers

Comments on florist

What made you want to look up florist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!