flow|er|y [ˈflauəri] adj
1.) decorated with a pattern of flowers
= ↑floral, flowered ↑flowered
a flowery cotton dress
2.) a flowery place has a lot of flowers growing in it
a flowery meadow
3.) a flowery smell or taste is strong and sweet, like flowers
her flowery perfume
4.) flowery speech or writing uses complicated and rare words instead of simple clear language
flowery language

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