florist florist  /f ˈlɑ rəst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who grows and deals in flowers
  2. (n) a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. So did Mayor Angelo Rossi, who is by trade a florist.
  2. For decades, the large global florist alliance, FTD, worked in a similar way: one florist would send an order to another; the payments would be settled later by wire or mail.
  3. The gang, which included an antiques dealer, a boxer and a florist, beat the train's driver unconscious with an iron bar; the victim never worked again and died seven years later.

News

  1. Son of Webster florist charged in her shooting death

    WEBSTER, Texas – Police say they’ve solved the murder of a florist who was gunned down in Webster over the weekend. Brenda Dickey, 68, was shot to death inside NASA Flowers around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Officers found her body in the flower shop’s office at 205 East NASA Parkway. They originally believed Dickey was shot during a robbery. But after an investigation, Webster detectives ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  2. Son charged in death of mom at Webster florist

    Son charged in death of mom at Webster florist HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2013 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 3:32 pm, Thursday, June 20, 2013 The son of a Webster business owner found shot to death in her florist shop has been arrested, police said. Mark Dickey, 44, was arrested on Thursday. He was ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. Alameda: Olympic Florist closing after 34 years

    Pam Earl and husband Gary opened Olympic Florist on Santa Clara Avenue (at Broadway) in 1979 in the former location of Brenda's Flower Basket.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Alameda Times-Star

Quotes

  1. To make sure a florist is local, "Go to yellowpages.com and punch up 'Florists.' If it doesn't have an address, don't use it. If it's just an 800 number, it's not a local florist," Ambrose said.
    on May 23, 2008 By: St Ambrose Source: Oakland Tribune

  2. "My friends, whether it's Joe the Plumber in Ohio or Gary the Dentist in Altamonte Springs or Jesus the Restaurant Owner in Orlando or Christine the Florist in Plant City or Bob the Boat Builder and Toni the Teacher," McCain said. "We...
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs (blog)

  3. "You know how we all have several facets of our lives? I'm clearly Greek, I'm also a huge musical theater geek, and I was also a florist," the Canada-born Vardalos explains. "My real friends knew [this sort of story would be next] because...
    on Apr 14, 2004 By: Nia Vardalos Source: pride source.com

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