Type Political Subdivision
Pronounced Pron. FLAWR-i-də(English)
flo-REE-dha(Spanish)
FLAW-ree-da(German, Italian)
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Meaning & History

A state of the United States, meaning "flowery, ornate" in Spanish, so called because in 1513 the explorer Juan Ponce de León landed there during the Pascua Florida (meaning "flowery Easter", a Spanish name for Palm Sunday).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesFloride(French) Florída(Portuguese)
Same SpellingFlorída
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Entry added January 21, 2022