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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Half of the space belongs to her for the next six months and the other half to a florist business called Fleurotica. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Delicious Vegan Bodega Just Opened in the West Village—Here's What to Try First," 1 Oct. 2018 Phillippa Craddock served as the official florist for the royal wedding. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle’s Relationship With the Queen: Everything You Need to Know," 27 June 2018 The table was adorned with autumnal pumpkins, roses, and muscari by immaculate florists McQueens, while foodie menu cards illustrated by Susannah Garrod gave a pop of color to the elegant 1930s room. Vogue, "It-Brits Celebrate the Food of Malton With a Festive Dinner at Claridge’s," 15 Nov. 2018 Demi showed up to Windsor Castle to celebrate the couple on the arm of florist Eric Buterbaugh. Michelle Manetti, Good Housekeeping, "So This Is Why Demi Moore Was at the Royal Wedding Today," 12 Oct. 2018 Early this morning, Moore arrived at St. George's Chapel on the arm of her close friend, florist Eric Buterbaugh. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Why Demi Moore Was at Princess Eugenie's Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 On Saturday and Sunday, a few hundred people were visiting the underground kitchen, cellar and florist rooms. Sylvie Corbet, Fox News, "Hidden underground world below French president put on view," 15 Sep. 2018 The justices sent the case of a Washington state florist who denied service to a gay couple back to lower courts. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: A poll commissioned by Bush and Biden shows Americans losing confidence in democracy," 26 June 2018 Frozen Vases Stick to arrangements of tropical flowers like orchids and succulents, which won’t droop in the hot sun, says florist Caroline Bailly of L’Atelier Rouge. Lauren Levy, The Cut, "The Everything Guide to Staying Cool at a Summer Wedding," 12 Apr. 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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