flowery and long-winded, full of elaborate language ...1739 obs. humorous nonce word
from Latin circum + flōribus, ablative plural of flōs (flower)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1739 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Everything after him was dull and heavy; much circumfloribus stuff was talked of on the Court side. They might have spared their breath; their convincing argument was in their pockets - not on their tongue..."
From: The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany
Edited by Augusta Hall