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The term describes a complexion or skin tone that is flushed and tinged with red. Florid can also suggest excess in style and ornamentation, an overabundance of embellishment that not considered in good taste, or the use of inappropriate language.

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"A florid complexion typical of scarlet fever in a Caucasian child, February 9, 2007" by Estreya is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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