flo·​ru·​it ˈflȯr-(y)ə-wət How to pronounce floruit (audio)
: a period of flourishing (as of a person or movement)

Examples of floruit in a Sentence

the floruit of Greek art and literature in the fifth century B.C.

Word History


borrowed from Latin flōruit "(s/he) prospered, flourished," 3rd singular perfect of flōrēre "to bloom, prosper, be at the peak of one's powers" — more at flourish entry 1

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of floruit was in 1843

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Cite this Entry

“Floruit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floruit. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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