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 Florid Architecture.Flor’imel [honey-flower]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Florida (U. S. America).
In 1712 Ponce de Leon sailed from France to the West in search of “the Fountain of Youth.” He first saw land on Easter Day, and on account of the richness and quantity of flowers, called the new possession “Florida.”   1

 Florid Architecture.Flor’imel [honey-flower]. 

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