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flow·er·y

 (flou′ə-rē)
adj. flow·er·i·er, flow·er·i·est
1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of flowers: a flowery perfume.
2. Abounding in or covered with flowers.
3. Full of ornate or grandiloquent expressions; highly embellished: a flowery speech.

flow′er·i·ness n.

flowery

(ˈflaʊərɪ)
adj
1. abounding in flowers
2. decorated with flowers or floral patterns
3. like or suggestive of flowers: a flowery scent.
4. (Rhetoric) (of language or style) elaborate; ornate
ˈfloweriness n

flow•er•y

(ˈflaʊ ə ri)

adj. , -er•i•er, -er•i•est.
1. covered with or having many flowers.
2. decorated with floral designs.
3. rhetorically ornate or precious: flowery language.
4. resembling a flower, as in fragrance.
[1300–50]
flow′er•i•ness, n.
syn: See bombastic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flowery - of or relating to or suggestive of flowers; "a flowery hat"; "flowery wine"
2.flowery - marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details; "a flowery speech"; "ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"

flowery

adjective
1. floral, flower-patterned The baby was dressed in a flowery jumpsuit.

flowery

adjective
Characterized by language that is elevated and sometimes pompous in style:
Translations
مُزَيَّن بالزُّهورمُنَمَّق، مُوَشّى
květnatýozdobený květykvětinový
blomstretsvulstig
flúraîur, málskrúîuguròakinn blómum
kvetnatý
cvetličen
çiçeklisüslü

flowery

[ˈflaʊərɪ] ADJ [meadow, field] → florido; [fragrance, perfume] → de flores; [fabric, dress, wallpaper] → de flores, floreado; [language] → florido

flowery

[ˈflaʊəri] adj
(= full of flowers) → fleuri(e)
(= flower-patterned) → à fleurs
[language] → fleuri(e)
(= floral) [scent] → fleuri(e)

flowery

adj
fabric, clothes, wallpapergeblümt; fragrance, perfume, scentblumig; a flowery field/meadowein Feld nt/eine Wiese voller Blumen
(fig: = elaborate) speech, languageblumig

flowery

[ˈflaʊərɪ] adj (meadow) → fiorito/a, in fiore; (dress, material) → a fiori; (style, speech) → fiorito/a

flower

(ˈflauə) noun
the part of a plant or tree from which fruit or seed grows, often brightly coloured and sometimes including the stem on which it grows. a bunch of flowers.
verb
(of plants etc) to produce flowers. This plant flowers in early May.
ˈflowered adjective
having a pattern of flowers. flowered material.
ˈflowery adjective
1. having, or decorated with, flowers. a flowery hat.
2. (of language) using ornamental words and phrases; poetic. a flowery speech.
ˈflower-bed noun
a piece of earth prepared and used for the growing of plants.
ˈflower-pot noun
a container made of earthenware, plastic etc in which a plant is grown.
in flower
(of a plant) having flowers in bloom. These trees are in flower in May.
References in classic literature ?
Last eve in dreams, I saw thee stand, Like queenly nymphs from Fairy-land-- Enchantress of the flowery wand, Most beauteous Isadore!
These are the times, when in his whale-boat the rover softly feels a certain filial, confident, land-like feeling towards the sea; that he regards it as so much flowery earth; and the distant ship revealing only the tops of her masts, seems struggling forward, not though high rolling waves, but through the tall grass of a rolling prairie: as when the western emigrants' horses only show their erected ears, while their hidden bodies widely wade through the amazing verdure.
Yes; all these brave houses and flowery gardens came from the
The present generation can have little notion of the deep impression made upon the intelligence and conscience of the whole nation by the 'Potiphar Papers,' or how its fancy was rapt with the 'Prue and I' sketches, These are among the most veritable literary successes we have had, and probably we who were so glad when the author of these beautiful things turned aside from the flowery paths where he led us, to battle for freedom in the field of politics, would have felt the sacrifice too great if we could have dreamed it would be life-long.
Where this green and flowery splendor terminated, the shaft of the Maypole was stained with the seven brilliant hues of the banner at its top.
I could have made it much more flowery if I'd had a little more time to think it over.
A great chunk of the shore had been bitten out by some spring freshet, and the scar was masked by elder bushes, growing down to the water in flowery terraces.
So the young pair shook hands upon it, and then paced happily on again, feeling that their pleasant home was more homelike because they hoped to brighten other homes, believing that their own feet would walk more uprightly along the flowery path before them, if they smoothed rough ways for other feet, and feeling that their hearts were more closely knit together by a love which could tenderly remember those less blest than they.
A little flowery plot of girl's handwriting had caught my eye, and a girl's pretty name.
Make him give you, besides, the queenly robes of gold and precious stones which are like the flowery meadows, and bring them both to me.
Nay, I am not angry, my beloved; I am only vexed to think that I should have written to you in such stupid, flowery phraseology.
The children were now accustomed to assemble round Grandfather's chair at all their unoccupied moments; and often it was a striking picture to behold the white-headed old sire, with this flowery wreath of young people around him.