Pronunciation: (flō'rOO-it; Eng. flôr'yOO-it, flōr'-, flor'-), [key]
he (or she) flourished: used to indicate the period during which a person flourished, esp. when the exact birth and death dates are unknown. Abbr.: fl., flor.
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