One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who sells and arranges plants and cut flowers.
- ‘Louisiana appears to be the only state in the nation that treats unlicensed florists making unauthorized arrangements as a public menace.’
- ‘They are indigenous evergreen shrubs with large showy flower heads prized by florists and plant collectors all over the world.’
- ‘Note that in North America, it is normal practice for florists to deliver flowers in a container such as a vase or basket.’
- ‘Gloriosa is very popular as a cut flower with florists.’
- ‘Never eat flowers sold by nurseries or florists; they are not grown for consumption.’
- ‘He made a stop in Town at a florist and sent flowers and cards to Lady Benthorne, Lady Vannington, and Miss Howitt.’
- ‘She had returned to live with her mother and had got a job as a florist in Leeds Market.’
- ‘The area's obsession with flowers means local florists are burning the midnight oil just to keep up with demand.’
- ‘I dragged him to go shopping for lavender but none of the florists seem to sell quite the same.’
- ‘In the Cours Saleya markets, those florists who toil by night to create the float of the year spend their days vying for trade over the rest of their blooms.’
- ‘When he got back into town he would stop at the first florist and pick up flowers.’
- ‘Over the decades, when the Clifford Street florist provided flowers for a wedding, they asked for a photo of the big day to go on display in the shop.’
- ‘In the western world these plants are well known as a source of garden flowers and florists ' blooms.’
- ‘The tie-up we have established with various florists across the country has helped us supply flowers even at Mumbai and Delhi.’
- ‘If you don't have many flowers in your garden, use ones from a florist's shop or market.’
- ‘Among the services offered was a lifetime contract for fresh flowers on the graves, which Parker promised to arrange with a local florists.’
- ‘I chose a cushion of yellow flowers from the florist's rather morbid catalogue, and wrote a card for it.’
- ‘We enjoy selling to florists because florists love flowers as much as we do.’
- ‘A couple of years ago I walked past a florist selling bunches of native bluebells.’
- ‘The couple, who are retired florists and market gardeners, use the greenhouse to grow plants for an annual garden party to raise money for a donkey sanctuary in Devon.’
Early 17th century: from Latin flos, flor- ‘flower’, on the pattern of French fleuriste or Italian florista.
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