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 florist (audio) , ˈflär-​ \ noun

Examples of florist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Start with a small bundle of eucalyptus branches from your local florist or grocery store floral department. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "DIY Eucalyptus Shower Bundles Are the Easiest Way to Upgrade Your Everyday Routine," 2 Apr. 2021 Plywood has covered the outside of Flowers Tommy Luke since May 30 when rioters smashed the window of the downtown Portland florist. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Downtown business group provides microgrants to business owners to repair broken windows," 4 Mar. 2021 Their florist filled their hotel suite with flowers. Jenny Block, New York Times, "Ice and Snow Would Not Stop Their Wedding in Texas," 26 Feb. 2021 But that sweet tale might underlie a florist's horror. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Mysterious events, bizarre tales from old Ford plant lead to ghost hunting tours," 29 Oct. 2020 Three weeks ago, Julia Gray, a florist, delivered a bright bouquet of flowers to a customer in New York City — spring colors, by request. Carly Lewis, Star Tribune, "The flower business is booming during the pandemic," 23 Feb. 2021 Three weeks ago, Julia Gray, a florist, delivered a bright bouquet of flowers to a customer in Queens — spring colors, by request. New York Times, "We Are Saying It With Flowers. Loudly and Repeatedly.," 17 Feb. 2021 High Profile checked in at Tipton & Hurst, a Central Arkansas florist that has been family-owned and operated since 1886, to watch as orders were filled for Valentine's Day. Cary Jenkins, Arkansas Online, "Family business blooming: Tipton & Hurst florist in full swing preparing Valentine’s Day arrangements," 14 Feb. 2021 Nineteen years later, Nancy was the florist for Jenna’s wedding. Smithsonian Magazine, "Welcome to the White House," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of florist

1623, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of florist was in 1623

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18 Apr 2021

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“Florist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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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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