1. ruddy; reddish
1. People with florid complexions tend to blush easily.
2. flowery; ornate
2. He writes in a florid style characterized by complex syntax and the frequent use of long, unusual words.
flos floris (flower) (Latin)
florid sounds like florida. So u see beautiful beaches, with beautiful girls taking sunbath. There skin becomes reddish. So florid means reddish. flo (wer) + rid (red)sounds like a flower that is in a red color. Also, florid ~ flowery (french)