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Flor·en·tine

 (flôr′ən-tēn′, -tīn′, flŏr′-)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Florence, Italy.
2. often florentine Having or characterized by a dull chased or rubbed finish. Used of gold.
3. Prepared, cooked, or served with spinach.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Florence, Italy.
2. also florentine A crisp, thin cookie made with almonds or other nuts and sometimes candied fruit, often topped with chocolate.

[Latin Flōrentīnus, from Flōrentia, Florence, Italy.]

Florentine

(ˈflɒrənˌtaɪn)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Florence
2. (Cookery) (usually postpositive) (of food) served or prepared with spinach
n
3. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Florence
4. (Cookery) a biscuit containing nuts and dried fruit and coated with chocolate
5. (Breeds) a type of domestic fancy pigeon somewhat resembling the Modena

Flor•en•tine

(ˈflɔr ənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn, ˈflɒr-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Florence, Italy.
2. (of food) served or prepared with spinach: eggs Florentine.
n.
3. a native or resident of Florence.
[1535–45; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Florentine - a native or resident of Florence, Italy
Firenze, Florence - a city in central Italy on the Arno; provincial capital of Tuscany; center of the Italian Renaissance from 14th to 16th centuries
Italian - a native or inhabitant of Italy
Adj.1.Florentine - of or relating to or characteristic of the city of Florence; "Florentine art"
Translations

Florentine

[ˈflɒrəntaɪn]
A. ADJflorentino
B. Nflorentino/a m/f

Florentine

Florentine

[ˈflɒrnˌtaɪn] adj & nfiorentino/a
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We were of the old Florentine nobility"-- Rowena's heart gave a great bound, her nostrils expanded, and a fine light played in her eyes--"and when the war broke out, my father was on the losing side and had to fly for his life.
A charming old Italian writer has laid down the canons of perfect feminine beauty with much nicety in a delicious discourse, which, as he delivered it in a sixteenth- century Florentine garden to an audience of beautiful and noble ladies, an audience not too large to be intimate and not too small to be embarrassing, it was his delightful good fortune and privilege to illustrate by pretty and sly references to the characteristic beauties of the several ladies seated like a ring of roses around him.
Then, after his valet had reminded him several times of the lateness of the hour, he got up, and going into the next room, placed the book on the little Florentine table that always stood at his bedside and began to dress for dinner.
A Florentine adventurer, sire, and that was all; while the august spouse of your Majesty is Anne of Austria, Queen of France--that is to say, one of the greatest princesses in the world.
As for Franz, he remained at Florence, and after having passed a few days in exploring the paradise of the Cascine, and spending two or three evenings at the houses of the Florentine nobility, he took a fancy into his head (having already visited Corsica, the cradle of Bonaparte) to visit Elba, the waiting-place of Napoleon.
Yes, a chef d'oeuvre of the great Florentine sculptor, Benvenuto Cellini," replied Athos.
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The sentimental vicissitudes of the Princess X led to a discussion of the heart history of Florentine nobility in general; the duchess had spent five weeks in Florence and had gathered much information on the subject.
Taking up Baedeker's Handbook to Northern Italy, she committed to memory the most important dates of Florentine History.
We tried indolently to recollect something about the Guelphs and Ghibelines and the other historical cut-throats whose quarrels and assassinations make up so large a share of Florentine history, but the subject was not attractive.
Concino Concini, and his wife Galligai, who subsequently shone at the French court, sought to Italianize the fashion, and introduced some Florentine tailors; but Percerin, touched to the quick in his patriotism and his self-esteem, entirely defeated these foreigners, and that so well that Concino was the first to give up his compatriots, and held the French tailor in such esteem that he would never employ any other, and thus wore a doublet of his on the very day that Vitry blew out his brains with a pistol at the Pont du Louvre.
In the poem a Florentine lady of old time, wedded to a cold and cruel husband, had died, or was supposed to have died, and had been carried to "the rich, the beautiful, the dreadful tomb" of her proud family.