flo·​ris·​tic flȯ-ˈri-stik How to pronounce floristic (audio)
: of or relating to flowers, a flora, or the phytogeographical study of plants and plant groups
floristically adverb

Examples of floristic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The California floristic province has about 2,600 endemic species found nowhere else on earth. Lucy Warren, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Sep. 2023 This shows that the knowledge of the faunal and floristic diversity and to a large extent the microbial diversity is still at the exploratory stages. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Quartz Africa, 21 Aug. 2019

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Word History


flora + -istic

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of floristic was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Floristic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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