fleur du mal

noun

flœrdᵫ̅mȧl
plural fleurs du mal
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: a morbid or scandalous creation in literature or art

Word History

Etymology

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 27 May. 2024.

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