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florid
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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as in: florid color Define
a reddish color -- (especially about someone's complexion or in various medical contexts)
  • I had called upon my friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, one day in the autumn of last year and found him in deep conversation with a very stout, florid-faced, elderly gentleman with fiery red hair.

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  • Symptoms include loss of concentration and a florid face.
  • Outside this building a florid-faced officer formed us into a double column and marched us across a broad parade ground.
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as in: a florid style Define
elaborate (with much decorative detail)
as in: florid color Define
a reddish color -- (especially about someone's complexion or in various medical contexts)
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