florilegium


flo·ri·le·gium

noun \ˌflr-ə-ˈlē-j(ē-)əm\
plural flo·ri·le·gia\-j(ē-)ə\

Definition of FLORILEGIUM

:  a volume of writings :  anthology

Examples of FLORILEGIUM

  1. <a florilegium of ancient alchemical writings>

Origin of FLORILEGIUM

New Latin, from Latin florilegus culling flowers, from flori- + legere to gather — more at legend
First Known Use: 1647

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