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floruit

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noun flo·ru·it \ˈflȯr-(y)ə-wət, ˈflär-\

Definition of floruit

  1. :  a period of flourishing (as of a person or movement)



Examples of floruit

  1. <the floruit of Greek art and literature in the fifth century b.c.>



Origin of floruit

Latin, he flourished, from florēre to flourish


First Known Use: 1843


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