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

Other Words from florist

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

Examples of florist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The musical follows Seymour, a down-on-his-luck florist with a crush on his co-worker Audrey. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 15 Nov. 2021 Growing up in a 900-square-foot house with 11 other siblings, the Oregon florist initially pursued a medical career. Kristin Scharkey, Sunset Magazine, 30 Mar. 2022 The grounds are spectacular and feature enormous lawns and formal gardens designed by David Jones, the personal florist for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Nancy Reagan, to name a few. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2022 The move instead left in place a state court ruling against the florist. John Fritze, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2022 Juscik-Minier recently purchased Lemster’s Floral and Gift when the Valparaiso florist closed. Carole Carlson,, 11 Feb. 2022 Talk to your florist about the best value on non-red flowers. Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2022 Now 70, Santos began working at the florist for his father as a teenager in 1968. cleveland, 31 Jan. 2022 Now Olga is a florist in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has found a way to help their home country from afar. Austin Westfall, Fox News, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of florist

1781, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for florist

earlier, "one expert at growing flowers, one knowledgeable about flowers," from Latin flōr-, flōs flower entry 1 + -ist entry 1

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The first known use of florist was in 1781

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Last Updated

12 May 2022

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“Florist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of florist

: a person who sells flowers and houseplants

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