Definition of Fructidor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfro͝oktəˈdôr/ Pronunciation: /frYk-/


The twelfth month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from August 18 to September 16.
Example sentences
  • Out went the old months - January to December - and in came Vendémiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivôse, Pluviôse, Ventôse, Germinal, Floréal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor and Fructidor.
  • The army was called in to support a purge of right-wing deputies on 18 Fructidor, which was repeated at the local level; recently elected departmental and municipal personnel were also removed from office.
  • The plan advanced, and in the new calendar 10 Fructidor became the ‘Festival of the Old’.


French, from Latin fructus 'fruit' + Greek dōron 'gift'.

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Syllabification: Fruc·ti·dor

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