One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A set of symbolic meanings attached to different flowers when they are given or arranged.
- ‘The artist writes that she had been thinking about the notion of ‘the language of flowers, so dear to poets,’ and she was happy to rely on her own poet friends to translate her paintings' subtle messages.’
- ‘Appropriately, in the Victorian language of flowers, the iris signified ‘message’ or ‘messenger’.’
- ‘Did you know, that in the Victorian language of flowers, hydrangeas stood for boastfulness and heartlessness?’
- ‘The language of flowers is a special way to communicate with people close to your heart.’
- ‘Perhaps it is the language of flowers and people's associations with flowers that makes this a timeless subject matter.’
- ‘There is little evidence that Victorian lovers used the language of flowers for secret communications.’
- ‘While the language of flowers and foliage is a dead language today, the dictionaries for this language still exist and inspire the more romantic, or devious, among us.’
- ‘Here are but a few of the meanings from the language of flowers and herbs.’
- ‘What more can there possibly be than to sit under a jackfruit tree while an angular ancient with a mysterious Marxist past teaches you to say ‘my heart is like the lotus’ in the language of flowers?’
- ‘Unlike the prudish Victorians, Lady Mary adopted the Middle Eastern language of flowers to express decidedly carnal desires.’
- ‘Flowers have a wonderful language all their own, and web sites abound to provide anyone with Internet access a list of this language of flowers.’
- ‘Floral displays, each one containing a hidden message of love or rejection, will be placed throughout the house so people can study the language of flowers.’
- ‘Choose plants from the Victorian language of flowers that exemplify traits of the person to whom the garden will be dedicated.’
- ‘The language of flowers is a beautiful one.’
- ‘According to the ancient language of flowers, the Lily represents purity.’
- ‘The language of flowers is a language of love, endearment, and respect.’
- ‘In the language of flowers, the narcissus stands for vanity and egoism.’
- ‘If flowers can be used to say thank you, there is a language of flowers.’
- ‘The language of flowers is still observed, though probably not consciously, by many brides as they make their choice of wedding bouquet.’
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