Part of speech: noun

A grower of or dealer in flowers.

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Usage examples "florist":

  1. The florist who had passed the children on the road had a stall in the market- place, but he only sold hothouse flowers, and charged very highly for them.
  2. Arrayed in the coolest of white silk, linen, and suede, Mr. Vandeford had his chauffeur drive him not to the whirling office but to the most sophisticated Fifth Avenue florist, where he purchased the most unsophisticated bunch of flowers at the highest price to be obtained in New York. - "Blue-grass and Broadway", Maria Thompson Daviess.
  3. If they did not arrive until she was at dinner, they were not sent immediately, as the florist promised. - "The Gold Bag", Carolyn Wells.