floruit

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

Definition of floruit

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

Examples of floruit in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of floruit

Latin, he flourished, from florēre to flourish


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