Deflour

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Deflour

1. To deprive of flowers.

2. To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the choicest ornament. He died innocent and before the sweetness of his soul was defloured and ravished from him. (Jer. Taylor)

3. To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to ravish; also, to seduce.

Origin: f. Deflorer, LL. Deflorare; L. De- _ flos, floris, flower. See flower, and cf. Deflorate.