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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English floury, equivalent to flower +‎ -y.

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flowery (comparative flowerier or more flowery, superlative floweriest or most flowery)

  1. (not comparable) Pertaining to flowers.
  2. Decorated with or abundant in flowers.
    • 1879, William Henderson, Notes on the folk-lore of the northern counties of England and the borders
      At last she reached a flowery knoll, at whose feet ran a little burn, shaded with woodbine and wild roses; and there she sat down, burying her face in her hands.
  3. (of a speech or piece of writing) overly complicated or elaborate; with grandiloquent expressions
    Synonyms: bombastic, verbose

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