Adjective "Florentine" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to Florence.
  1. 'It was a gift in 1716 from the Prussian royal house to Russia, where it was later enhanced by four priceless Florentine mosaics - and it aroused the greed of the Wehrmacht during the Second World War.'
  2. 'Piecing together her reports on her researches into Florentine politics and history is a bit like working through a history of the Medici as rewritten by an Asian James Joyce.'
  3. 'The dragon motif was not unprecedented in contemporary Florentine metalwork, as it appears on the reliquary Lorenzo Ghiberti and his workshop made for the arm of Saint Andrew at Citta di Castello in about 1420.'
  4. 'His father, a notary, showed some of them to a friend of Andrea del Verrocchio's, the leading sculptor of the day, and in the late 1460s, Leonardo entered the latter's Florentine workshop.'
  5. 'The final roads lacked the quaint character, of the small Florentine highways.'
  6. 'In addition, the gold florin, the local coin minted by Florentine guilds, became the standard currency of Europe and one of the first since Roman times to be used so widely.'
  7. 'This is no inhabitant of heaven, but flesh and blood - a callow, ruddy-cheeked Florentine youth who, distracted by the emotion of the moment, has allowed his music to fall.'
  8. 'An Italian academic, Giorgio Stabile, a professor of the history of science at La Sapienza University, claimed recently to have found evidence of its use in the records of Florentine merchants nearly 500 years ago.'
  9. 'Her work rests on a creative interpretation of sociohistorical information, much of it primary material gleaned from archival sources, specifically from Florentine archives.'
  10. 'The group's six serenely delicious Florentine properties and its Tuscan idyll will be joined by the much-anticipated Suites in Via Condotti, in Rome, this year.'
(of a dish) served on a bed of spinach.
  1. 'The eggs Benedict florentine is a whole new presentation.'
  2. 'For lunch, there's a range of classic choices including filled focaccia and eggs florentine.'
  3. 'Alexander's veal florentine was quickly delivered, as were other tasty dishes for the others.'


A native or citizen of Florence.
  1. 'The panels were carved in the 1450s, mostly by a Florentine called Agostino di Duccio, who was working in Rimini for the local warlord.'
  2. 'The procession of October 16, 1390, was held at a time when the Florentines were in conflict with the Sienese, Giangaleazzo Visconti and his Milanese army, and were concerned about the plague.'
  3. 'In Machiavelli's time, the preacher Savonarola had Florentines burning books and works of art in the streets to purge Italy of what he saw as the corrupting influence of humanism.'
  4. 'Ficino, who died in 1499, was the Florentine given the job of making Plato and Aristotle seem like they were precursors to Christ.'
  5. 'The Florentines marvelled at the extraordinary collection of classical books that John VIII and his scholarly retinue had brought with them from Constantinople.'
  6. 'This allowed them to see patterns in the evidence that the Florentines could never have spotted (having neither the interest nor the time): patterns of marriage, life cycle, family, gender, and the division of labour.'
  7. 'Biller concludes with a chapter on the later history of Florence in order to show how medieval thought about the ‘multitudes’ influenced the lessons learned by lay Florentines and applied to their world and city views.'
  8. 'It is classic comfort food, but even the most elegant of the city's restaurants serve it - without this dish on the menu, a Florentine feels slightly panicked, as if his safety-net had been snatched away.'
A biscuit consisting mainly of nuts and preserved fruit, coated on one side with chocolate.
  1. 'She also had a square of home-baked Florentine.'


1. of or relating to Florence, Italy: the Florentine poets of the 14th century.

2. pertaining to or designating the style of art developed in Florence during the late 13th to 15th centuries.

3. (of food) served or prepared with spinach: eggs Florentine. noun

4. a native or inhabitant of Florence, Italy.

5. (often lowercase) a cookie made with orange peel and almonds and coated with chocolate.

More examples(as adjective)

"works can be florentine."

"supporters can be florentine."

"paintings can be florentine."

"irises can be florentine."

"histories can be florentine."

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(Florentine)Middle English (as a noun): from French Florentin(e) or Latin Florentinus, from Florentia ‘Florence’.