Pronunciation: (flôr'ēz, flōr'-), [key]
—n. (used with a pl. v.) Chem.
flower (def. 11).
Pronunciation: ( Sp. flô'res for 1; flôr'is, -ēz, flōr'- for 2; Port. flô'rish for 3), [key]
1. Juan Jo•sé Pronunciation: (hwän hô-se'), [key] 1800–64, Ecuadorian general and statesman: president 1830–35, 1839–45.
2. one of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia, separated from Sulawesi by the Flores Sea. ab. 200,000 with adjacent islands; 7753 sq. mi. (20,080 sq. km).
3. the westernmost island of the Azores, in the N Atlantic. 55 sq. mi. (142 sq. km).
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