fleur du mal

\ flœrdᵫ̅mȧl \
plural fleurs du mal\ " \

Definition of fleur du mal

: a morbid or scandalous creation in literature or art

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History and Etymology for fleur du mal

French, literally, flower of evil; from Les fleurs du mal (1857), volume of decadent poetry by Pierre-Charles Baudelaire †1867 French poet

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“Fleur du mal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleur%20du%20mal. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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