Definition for DE-FLOUR'

DE-FLOUR', v.t. [L. defloro; de and floreo, or flos, a flower; Fr. deflorer; It. deflorare, or defiorare; Sp. desflorar. See Flower.]

  1. To deprive a woman of her virginity, either by force or with consent. When by force, it may be equivalent to ravish or violate.
  2. To take away the prime beauty and grace of any thing. The sweetness of his soul was defloured. – Taylor.
  3. To deprive of flowers. – Montagu.

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