Definition of florist in English:

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florist

Pronunciation: /ˈflɒrɪst/

noun

A person who sells and arranges cut flowers.
Example sentences
  • We enjoy selling to florists because florists love flowers as much as we do.
  • Never eat flowers sold by nurseries or florists; they are not grown for consumption.
  • The area's obsession with flowers means local florists are burning the midnight oil just to keep up with demand.

Derivatives

floristry

noun
Example sentences
  • I passionately believe that floristry is art for everyone.
  • But where else can you find art galleries, wonderful clothes, antiques, home design, exquisite floristry and all with free parking?
  • It offers specialist courses in agriculture, animal management, equine, horticulture, garden design, floristry and wildlife, game and conservation management.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin flos, flor- 'flower', on the pattern of French fleuriste or Italian florista.

Words that rhyme with florist

afforest, forest, Forrest
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