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flōrĭdus , a, um, adj. flos,
I.full of or abounding with flowers, flowery (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
B. Transf., of color, lively, gay, bright: “colores,Plin. 35, 6, 12, § 30; 35, 10, 36, § 97. —
II. Trop., blooming, beautiful: “puellula,Cat. 61, 57; cf.: “Galatea Floridior prato, longa procerior alno,Ov. M. 13, 790: “aetas,the bloom of youth, Cat. 68, 16; cf.: “novitas mundi,Lucr. 5, 943: “florida et vegeta forma,Suet. Galb. 20: “Demetrius Phalereus est floridior, ut ita dicam, quam Hyperides,flowery, florid, Cic. Brut. 82, 285; cf.: tertium (dicendi genus) alii medium ex duobus, alii floridum (namque id ἀνθηρὸν appellant) addiderunt, Quint. 12, 10, 58: “floridius genus (scriptorum),id. 2, 5, 18: “oratio,id. 8, 3, 74: “floridissimus tui sermonis afflatus,Aus. Ep. 17: “floridior in declamando quam in agendo,Sen. Contr. 4 praef. 5. —Adv.: flōrĭde , with flowers, brightly: “depicta vestis,App. M. 11 fin.: “ecclesia clarius ac floridius enituit,Lact. Mort. Pers. 3.
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