What does the word florid mean?

Usage examples for florid

  1. " If it is a remembrance and such words were uttered outside of my door last night," argued the young detective to himself, " the guest who called them forth can be no other than the tall and florid gentleman whom I encountered in the bar- room. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  2. Philip was of middle height, and had a fair, florid complexion, regular features, long flowing locks, and a well- made figure. – The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria by Eleanor E. Tremayne
  3. Sumner's sentences were florid and his delivery rather mechanical, but he made a strong impression owing to the evident purity of his motives. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns