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florilegium

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noun flo·ri·le·gium \ˌflȯr-ə-ˈlē-j(ē-)əm\

Definition of florilegium

plural flo·ri·le·giaplay \-j(ē-)ə\

  1. :  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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