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Main Entry: 1flour·ish
Pronunciation: flr-ish, fl-rish
Etymology: Middle English florisshen "to flourish, thrive," from early French floriss-, florir (same meaning), derived from Latin florre "to blossom, flourish," from flor-, flos "a flower, blossom" --related to FLORID, FLOUR, FLOWER 1: to grow well : THRIVE 2 a: PROSPER 1, succeed b: to be active <flourished around 1850> 3: to make bold sweeping gestures 4: to shake or wave around <flourish a sword>