1. graded adjective & adjective A flowery smell is strong and sweet, like flowers. ⇒ Amy thought she caught the faintest drift of Isabel's flowery perfume. 2. graded adjective & adjective [usu ADJ n] Flowery cloth, paper, or china has a lot of flowers printed or painted on it. ⇒ The baby, dressed in a flowery jumpsuit, waved her rattle. 3. graded adjective & adjective Flowery speech or writing contains long or literary words and expressions. ⇒ They were using uncommonly flowery language.
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