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Main Entry: 1flour·ish
Pronunciation: primarystressflschwar-ish, primarystressflschwa-rish
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English florisshen "to flourish, thrive," from early French floriss-, florir (same meaning), derived from Latin floremacronre "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>

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