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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 ?
She was sitting just inside the conservatory, waiting for her partner to bring her an ice, when she heard a voice ask on the other side of the flowery wall.
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.
From hence the low murmur of his pupils' voices, conning over their lessons, might be heard in a drowsy summer's day, like the hum of a beehive; interrupted now and then by the authoritative voice of the master, in the tone of menace or command, or, peradventure, by the appalling sound of the birch, as he urged some tardy loiterer along the flowery path of knowledge.
Yes; all these brave houses and flowery gardens came from the
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.
We have walked with our humble friend thus far in the valley of slavery; first through flowery fields of ease and indulgence, then through heart-breaking separations from all that man holds dear.
When I go into their wardrobes and handle their vestments, I am reminded of no grassy plains and flowery meads which they have frequented, but of dusty merchants' exchanges and libraries rather.
According to Jim Baker, some animals have only a limited education, and some use only simple words, and scarcely ever a comparison or a flowery figure; whereas, certain other animals have a large vocabulary, a fine command of language and a ready and fluent delivery; consequently these latter talk a great deal; they like it; they are so conscious of their talent, and they enjoy "showing off.
What happiness (I thought) if we were married, and were going away anywhere to live among the trees and in the fields, never growing older, never growing wiser, children ever, rambling hand in hand through sunshine and among flowery meadows, laying down our heads on moss at night, in a sweet sleep of purity and peace, and buried by the birds when we were dead
A little flowery plot of girl's handwriting had caught my eye, and a girl's pretty name.
By this time the whole anchorage had fallen into shadow--the last rays, I remember, falling through a glade of the wood and shining bright as jewels on the flowery mantle of the wreck.
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.