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flower child

dated A hippie, especially one who is from the 1960s or adopts the style and manner thereof. My grandmother was a prototypical flower child back in the 60s, singing protest songs and living out of a VW van adorned with peace signs and groovy colors. The secluded community is run by old-school flower children who put an emphasis on peace, anti-materialism, and care for the environment.
See also: child, flower
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flower children

Hippies of the 1960s, so named because they frequently wore or carried flowers as symbols of love and peace. Their antimaterialistic, antiwar philosophy was characterized as flower power, whose motto was “Make love, not war.” Overused for several decades, these terms now may be dying out.
See also: children, flower
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If you don't like the thought of too much flower power then team a floral blazer with a plain white tee and jeans or wear over a white linen dress.