Know Your Next Word : florid
24. florid :
1. reddish, ruddy, rosy
2. flowery, excessively ornate, showy
a florid complexion
Fruit from a pleasant and florid tree
The Reverend Mr Kidney is a short round bowlegged man with black muttonchop whiskers and a florid face, like a pomegranate, into which he has poured a great quantity of brandy and lesser amounts of whisky and claret.
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