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florid -- as in: florid color
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as in: florid color Define
a reddish color -- (especially about someone's complexion or in various medical contexts)
  • 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.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • I had expected that Mr. Gatsby would be a florid and corpulent person in his middle years.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • In front, upon a raised platform behind a rail, sat a stout, florid-faced personage, with a nose broken out in purple blotches.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • My Miss Kirwin, who was a tall, florid, buxom lady with battleship-gray hair, taught civics and current events.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • 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.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • His face was florid and smudged with dirt.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • In the morning, one might say, his face was of a fine florid hue,
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • I glanced again at his florid face, saw he looked decent and climbed into the leather seat beside him.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • He looked at the round florid face and wagged his head.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son

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  • A small fruit wagon with an array of bright peaches and pears stood near the curb, and the vendor, a florid man with bulbous nose and bright black Italian eyes, looked at me knowingly...
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • A thin, dark man with a florid face...
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Out at the window a florid moon was peering over dark roofs,
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • Jack Roussin, the priest, a beefy man with a florid complexion, would declaim on poverty and injustice, voices in the congregation calling out amens.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • When Ivan Ilych came home and entered his study he found his brother-in-law there — a healthy, florid man...
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • She stood up and surveyed herself in the pier-glass. The decisive expression of her great florid face satisfied her and...
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Those florid good looks would not last him very long.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • His complexion was florid and his hair white.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Moon and Sixpence
  • Blistering extending down the leg, which resolved leaving florid post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • In all probability the murderer had a florid face, and the finger-nails of his right hand were remarkably long.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  A Study In Scarlet
  • I hate a florid complexion and dark eyes in a man.
    Austen, Jane  --  Northanger Abbey
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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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