floruit

noun
flo·​ru·​it | \ ˈflȯr-(y)ə-wət How to pronounce floruit (audio) , ˈflär- \

Definition of floruit

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

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Examples of floruit in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of floruit

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for floruit

Latin, he flourished, from florēre to flourish

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“Floruit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floruit. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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