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Definition & Meaning: Flor(a) Word Root

The root word “Flor(a)” is derived from Latin, meaning flower. This root is the basis for multiple words related to flowers and plant life. For instance, when you need to buy a bouquet, you go to a florist: someone working with flowers. Similarly, floral means flowerlike, and flora refers to the plant life of a particular time or area.

Tree diagram of the Flor(a) root word with examples

Words Based on the Flor(a) Word Root

Commonly Used Words based on the Flor(a) Word Root

  • Florist: One who sells “flowers”
  • Floral: Of “flowers”
  • Florida: Named after a feast of “flowers”
  • Florence: A city so named when it was blooming financially like a “flower”
  • Flora: “Flowers” and all other plant life
  • Flourish: To blossom like a “flower”

Archaic Words based on the Flor(a) Word Root

  • Florid: Having too much decoration or is too elaborate
  • Efflorescence: State of “flowering” of a plant
  • Florescence: State of “flowering” of a plant

Technical Words/Jargon based on the Flor(a) Word Root

  • Floriculturist: “Flower” farmer
  • Noctiflorous: Blooming at night
  • Uniflorous: Having just one flower
  • Floricide: Something which kills or destroys flowers
  • Floreated: Decorated with floral designs
  • Floricultural: Relating to or involving floriculture, which is the growing of flowers
  • Florivorous: Eating flowers or plant species

Related Word Roots

Anth Root Word (Meaning: Flower)

  • Anther: The part of a stamen that contains the pollen
  • Chrysanthemum: A popular plant of the daisy family, with brightly coloured ornamental flowers
  • Anthology: A published collection of poems or other pieces of writing

Blossom Word Root (Meaning: Flower, Bloom)

  • Blossom: The flower of a plant, especially of one producing an edible fruit
  • Blossomy: Having many blossoms
  • Blossoming: The action or process of developing flowers; coming to full bloom

We hope this article on the Flor(a) root word has enriched your vocabulary and understanding. Keep exploring, keep growing!

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