tulipomania

noun
tu·​lip·​o·​ma·​nia | \ ˌt(y)ülə̇pəˈmānēə \

Definition of tulipomania

: an excessive fad or passion for acquiring or growing tulips specifically : such a mania prevailing in Holland about 1634 and accompanied by wild speculation in bulbs ultimately ended by governmental interference

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Other Words from tulipomania

tulipomaniac \ -​ēˌak \ noun

History and Etymology for tulipomania

tulip + -o- + mania

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“Tulipomania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tulipomania. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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