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 for florid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Florid \Flor"id\, a. [L. floridus, fr. flos, floris, flower. See
     1. Covered with flowers; abounding in flowers; flowery. [R.]
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              Fruit from a pleasant and florid tree. --Jer.
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     2. Bright in color; flushed with red; of a lively reddish
        color; as, a florid countenance.
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     3. Embellished with flowers of rhetoric; enriched to excess
        with figures; excessively ornate; as, a florid style;
        florid eloquence.
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     4. (Mus.) Flowery; ornamental; running in rapid melodic
        figures, divisions, or passages, as in variations; full of
        fioriture or little ornamentations.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: elaborately or excessively ornamented; "flamboyant
             handwriting"; "the senator's florid speech" [syn:
             aureate, florid, flamboyant]
      2: inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with
         outdoor life; "a ruddy complexion"; "Santa's rubicund
         cheeks"; "a fresh and sanguine complexion" [syn: rubicund,
         ruddy, florid, sanguine]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "florid":
     Gothic, adorned, arabesque, aureate, baroque, befrilled, bizarre,
     blooming, bloomy, blossoming, blowzed, blowzy, bombastic,
     brain-born, burnt, busy, chichi, colored, declamatory, decorated,
     dream-built, efflorescent, elaborate, elegant, embellished,
     embroidered, euphuistic, extravagant, fanciful, fancy, fancy-born,
     fancy-built, fancy-woven, fantasque, fantastic, festooned,
     figurative, figured, fine, flamboyant, floral, floreate,
     florescent, floriate, floriated, floricultural, flowered,
     flowering, flowery, flush, flushed, frilly, full-blooded, fussy,
     garden, glowing, grandiloquent, grotesque, hectic, high-wrought,
     horticultural, hortulan, in bloom, in blossom, in flower,
     inflorescent, labored, luscious, lush, luxuriant, luxurious,
     maggoty, magniloquent, moresque, multiflorous, notional, ornate,
     ostentatious, outlandish, overblown, overcharged, overelaborate,
     overelegant, overlabored, overloaded, overworked, overwrought,
     picturesque, preposterous, pretentious, pretty-pretty, purple,
     radiciflorous, red-complexioned, red-faced, red-fleshed,
     rhizanthous, rich, rococo, rosy, rosy-cheeked, rubicund, ruddy,
     ruddy-complexioned, ruddy-faced, sanguine, showy, sonorous,
     sunburned, uniflorous, whimsical, wild

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