flor


flor
adj.
great, fantastic (informal) (muy bueno). (Southern Cone)
f.
1 flower.
en flor in flower
una camisa de flores a flowery shirt
echar flores a alguien to pay somebody compliments
ni flores (informal) no idea (peninsular Spanish)
ser flor de un día (figurative) to be flash in the pan
flor de azahar orange blossom
flor de lis fleur-de-lis
flores cortadas cut flowers
flores naturales real flowers
flor de Pascua poinsettia, Christmas flower
2 white spot (en uñas). (Chilean Spanish)
3 compliment, smart remark, bouquet.
4 Flor.
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flor
nombre femenino
1 BOTÁNICA flower
2 (piropo) compliment
\
FRASEOLOGÍA
a flor de piel skin-deep
a flor de tierra at ground level
echar flores a alguien to pay somebody compliments
en flor in flower, in bloom, in blossom
en la flor de la vida figurado in the prime of life
flor de azahar orange blossom
flor de harina pure wheat flour
flor de lis fleur-de-lis
la flor de la canela the best
la flor y nata figurado the cream, the crème de la crème
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noun f.
flower
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1. SF
1) (Bot) flower

un ramo de flores — a bunch of flowers

un vestido de flores — a floral dress

flores artificiales — artificial flowers

flor cortada — (Com) cut flowers pl

flores secas — dried flowers

a flor de labios LAm

siempre anda con una sonrisa a flor de labios — he always has a slight grin on his face

¡ni flores! *

-¿has oído alguna noticia? -¡ni flores! — "have you heard any news?" - "not a thing"

de libros sé mucho, pero de cocina ni flores — I know a lot about books, but I don't know the first thing about cooking *

de lo prometido, ni flores — as for what they promised, not a word was mentioned *

ser flor de un día —

su amor fue flor de un día — their love was short-lived

su triunfo no fue flor de un día — his win was no mere flash in the pan

flor de lis — fleur-de-lis, fleur-de-lys

flor de mano — artificial flower

flor de nieve — snowdrop

flor de Pascua — poinsettia

flor somnífera — opium poppy

2)

en flor — [planta, campo] in flower, in bloom; [árbol] in blossom, in flower; [muchacha] liter in the first flower of womanhood liter

los naranjos en flor — the orange trees in blossom o flower

3)

la flor (=lo mejor)

la flor de la harina — the finest flour

la flor del ejército — the elite of the army

está en la flor de su carrera deportiva — he is at the peak of his sporting career

en la flor de la edad — in the flower of one's youth

la flor y nata de la sociedad — the cream of society

en la flor de la vida — in the prime of life

4)

a flor de agua, los peces se veían a flor de agua — you could see the fish just under the surface of the water

a flor de cuño — in mint condition

a flor de piel, tenía los nervios a flor de piel — her nerves were all on edge

tiene la sensibilidad a flor de piel — she is highly sensitive

el odio le salía a flor de piel — his hatred came out into the open, his hatred came to the surface

a flor de tierra — at ground level

5) (=piropo) compliment, flattering remark

decir o echar flores a algn — to pay compliments to sb, flatter sb

6) [de ciruela, uva] bloom
7) [de cuero] grain
8) Cono Sur
*

flor de, flor de caballo — a wonderful horse

flor de alegre — really happy, very cheerful

¡flor de discurso se mandó! — what a brilliant talk he gave!

flor de reloj me regalaste, ya no funciona — iró what a great watch you bought me, it doesn't work anymore iró

flor de marido, le pega y no le da plata — iró her husband is a real gem, he beats her up and gives her no money iró

9)

ajustado a flor — flush

2.
ADJ Cono Sur great

aquí estoy flor — I feel great here

la fiesta estuvo flor — the party was excellent o great

3.
ADV Cono Sur
*

hoy me siento flor — I feel great today

lo pasamos flor — we had a whale of a time *

* * *
femenino (Bot) flower

flores naturales/secas — fresh/dried flowers

florecillas silvestres — wild flowers

un vestido de flores — a flowery dress

en flor — in flower, in bloom

a flor de piel: tenía los nervios a flor de piel his nerves were all on edge; tiene la sensibilidad a flor de piel she's very easily hurt; a flor de tierra/agua just below the ground/water; echarle flores a alguien to pay somebody compliments; estar en la flor de la vida to be in the prime of life; flor de ... (CS fam): me hizo flor de regalo she gave me a wonderful present (colloq); es un flor de estúpido he's a real idiot (colloq); ir de flor en flor to flit from one man/woman to another; la flor y nata the cream, the crème de la crème; ni flores (Esp fam): ¿sabes dónde está? - ni flores do you know where he is? - no idea; ¿entendiste algo? - ni flores did you understand anything? - not a thing (colloq); ser la flor de la canela — to be wonderful

* * *
= flower, blossom, bloom.
Ex. Concepts which denote parts of a plant, eg leaf, flower, etc, are also Personality concepts.
Ex. Spring is prime hotel season in Washington, DC -- our fingers are crossed that the cherry blossoms come early.
Ex. The article is entitled 'The Bermuda Library -- of books, and blooms, and little white devils'.
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* con los nervios a flor de piel = edgy [edgier -comp., edgiest -sup.], nervy [nervier -comp., nerviest -sup.], on edge, highly-strung.
* corona de flores = wreath.
* cortar las flores marchitas = deadhead.
* cultivo de flores = flower growing, flower cultivation.
* echarse flores = blow + Posesivo + own trumpet.
* en flor = in full blossom, in blossom.
* estar en flor = be in bloom, be in flower.
* fauna y flora = wildlife.
* flor de loto = lotus, lotus flower, lotus blossom.
* flor de regalo = cut flower.
* flor de un día = flash in the pan.
* flor para llevar en el ojal = boutonniere.
* flor prensada = pressed flower.
* flor que echa un chorro de agua = squirting flower.
* flor salvaje = wildflower [wild flower].
* flor seca = cut-and-dried flower.
* flor silvestre = wildflower [wild flower].
* flor y nata de la sociedad, la = cream of society, the.
* la flor de + Nombre = the prime of + Nombre.
* la flor y nata = the cream of the crop, crème de la crème.
* planta que echa flores = bloomer.
* semilla de flor silvestre = wildflower seed.
* tirarse flores = blow + Posesivo + own trumpet.
* * *
femenino (Bot) flower

flores naturales/secas — fresh/dried flowers

florecillas silvestres — wild flowers

un vestido de flores — a flowery dress

en flor — in flower, in bloom

a flor de piel: tenía los nervios a flor de piel his nerves were all on edge; tiene la sensibilidad a flor de piel she's very easily hurt; a flor de tierra/agua just below the ground/water; echarle flores a alguien to pay somebody compliments; estar en la flor de la vida to be in the prime of life; flor de ... (CS fam): me hizo flor de regalo she gave me a wonderful present (colloq); es un flor de estúpido he's a real idiot (colloq); ir de flor en flor to flit from one man/woman to another; la flor y nata the cream, the crème de la crème; ni flores (Esp fam): ¿sabes dónde está? - ni flores do you know where he is? - no idea; ¿entendiste algo? - ni flores did you understand anything? - not a thing (colloq); ser la flor de la canela — to be wonderful

* * *
= flower, blossom, bloom.

Ex: Concepts which denote parts of a plant, eg leaf, flower, etc, are also Personality concepts.

Ex: Spring is prime hotel season in Washington, DC -- our fingers are crossed that the cherry blossoms come early.
Ex: The article is entitled 'The Bermuda Library -- of books, and blooms, and little white devils'.
* con los nervios a flor de piel = edgy [edgier -comp., edgiest -sup.], nervy [nervier -comp., nerviest -sup.], on edge, highly-strung.
* corona de flores = wreath.
* cortar las flores marchitas = deadhead.
* cultivo de flores = flower growing, flower cultivation.
* echarse flores = blow + Posesivo + own trumpet.
* en flor = in full blossom, in blossom.
* estar en flor = be in bloom, be in flower.
* fauna y flora = wildlife.
* flor de loto = lotus, lotus flower, lotus blossom.
* flor de regalo = cut flower.
* flor de un día = flash in the pan.
* flor para llevar en el ojal = boutonniere.
* flor prensada = pressed flower.
* flor que echa un chorro de agua = squirting flower.
* flor salvaje = wildflower [wild flower].
* flor seca = cut-and-dried flower.
* flor silvestre = wildflower [wild flower].
* flor y nata de la sociedad, la = cream of society, the.
* la flor de + Nombre = the prime of + Nombre.
* la flor y nata = the cream of the crop, crème de la crème.
* planta que echa flores = bloomer.
* semilla de flor silvestre = wildflower seed.
* tirarse flores = blow + Posesivo + own trumpet.

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flor1
feminine
A (Bot) flower
flores naturales/artificiales/secas fresh/artificial/dried flowers
florecillas silvestres wild flowers
un vestido de flores a flowery dress
en flor in flower, in bloom, in blossom
los almendros en flor the almond trees in flower o bloom
a flor de piel: tenía los nervios a flor de piel his nerves were all on edge
tiene la sensibilidad a flor de piel she's very easily hurt
a flor de tierra/agua just below the ground/water, close to the surface
echarle flores a algn to pay sb compliments
estar en la flor de la juventud to be in the flower of one's youth (liter)
estar en la flor de la vida or edad to be in the prime of life
flor de … (CS fam): me hizo flor de regalo she gave me a wonderful present (colloq)
flor de patada le di I gave him a hell of a kick (colloq)
es un flor de estúpido he's a real idiot (colloq)
ir de flor en flor to flit from one man/woman to another, play the field
la flor y nata the cream, the pick, the crème de la crème
la flor y nata de la sociedad the cream of society
ni flores (Esp fam): ¿sabes dónde está? — ni flores do you know where he is? — no idea o I haven't the faintest o foggiest (idea) (colloq)
¿entendiste algo? — yo, ni flores did you understand anything? — not a word o a thing (colloq)
ser la flor de la canela to be wonderful o (colloq) great
tirarse con flores (RPl iró); to hurl abuse at each other
Compuestos:
flor de azahar
(del naranjo) orange blossom; (del limonero) lemon blossom
flor de Jamaica
type of hibiscus
flor de la pluma
(Chi) wisteria
flor de lis
fleur-de-lis
flor de Pascua
poinsettia
B (RPl) (Jueg) three card flush
C (RPl) (de la ducha) shower head, rose
flor2
adjective
(CS fam) wonderful
pronunció un discurso flor he made a brilliant o a wonderful o an excellent speech
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flor sustantivo femenino (de planta) flower;
(de árbol frutal) blossom;
flores secas dried flowers;

un vestido de flores a flowery dress;
en flor in flower o bloom/in blossom;
flor de azahar orange/lemon blossom;
la flor y nata the cream, the crème de la crème
flor sustantivo femenino
1 flower
2 (lo selecto de algo, lo mejor) best part, cream: estás en la flor de la vida, you are in the prime of life
♦ Locuciones: ser flor de un día, to be short-lived
a flor de piel, skin-deep
en flor, in blossom
ni flores, no idea
la flor y nata, the elite, the crème de la crème

'flor' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
camelia
- disecar
- florecer
- rosa
- abrir
- arrancar
- artificial
- botón
- brotar
- cerrar
- como
- compuesto
- dar
- deshojar
- despuntar
- doble
- múltiple
- mustio
- oloroso
- pocho
English:
bloom
- blooming
- blossom
- bud
- come out
- cream
- dainty
- dried
- droop
- fade
- faded
- flower
- highly-strung
- lilac
- nip
- open
- open out
- out
- pluck
- prime
- prize
- scent
- smell
- spring
- unfold
- button
- flush
- icing
- powder
- quite
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flor1 nf
1. [en planta] flower;
en flor in flower, in bloom;
una camisa de flores a flowery shirt;
Comp
echar flores a alguien to pay sb compliments;
echarse flores to praise oneself, to blow one's own trumpet;
Comp
ir de flor en flor to flit from one relationship to another;
Comp
ser flor de un día to be a flash in the pan;
Comp
Esp Fam [idea]
no tener ni flores (de) not to have a clue (about);
¿cuál es la capital de Mali? – ni flores what's the capital of Mali? – no idea o I haven't a clue;
Comp
RP
tirarse con flores to be at one another's throats
Comp
flor de azahar orange blossom;
flor de cerezo cherry blossom;
flor de lis fleur-de-lis;
flor de nieve edelweiss;
flor del Paraíso bird of paradise flower;
flor de Pascua poinsettia, Christmas flower;
flor de(l) saúco elderflower
2. [lo mejor]
la flor (y nata) the crème de la crème, the cream;
en la flor de la edad o [m5]de la vida in the prime of life;
Comp
ser la flor de la canela to be the crème de la crème o the cream
3. [superficie]
a flor de agua/tierra at water/ground level;
tiene una sensibilidad a flor de piel she's extremely sensitive;
tengo los nervios a flor de piel my nerves are really on edge
4. Chile [en uñas] white spot [on fingernails]
flor2 CSur Fam
adj inv
[muy bueno] great, fantastic;
un espectáculo flor a great o fantastic show
flor de loc adv
hicimos flor de paseo we had a lovely outing;
tenía flor de gripe she had a really bad dose of the flu
* * *
flor
f flower;
de flores vestido, cortinas, papel flower-patterned, flowery;
en flor in bloom, in flower;
echar flores bloom, flower; fig flatter;
la flor y nata de la sociedad the cream of society;
tengo los nervios a flor de piel I’m o my nerves are all on edge
* * *
flor nf
1) : flower
2)
flor de Pascua : poinsettia
* * *
flor n
1. (en general) flower
2. (de árbol) blossom
a flor de piel skin deep
en flor in bloom
¡ni flores! no idea!
la flor y nata the cream

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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