Definition of florilegium in English:


Line breaks: flori|le¦gium
Pronunciation: /ˌflɒrɪˈliːdʒɪəm
, flɔː-/

noun (plural florilegia /-ˈliːdʒɪə/ or florilegiums)

A collection of literary extracts; an anthology.
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  • A very fine image from the work described by Blunt as 'one of the most decorative florilegia of the mid-eighteenth century.'
  • The florilegium was very popular and considerably expanded in later editions.


early 17th century: modern Latin, literally 'bouquet' (from Latin flos, flor- 'flower' + legere 'gather'), translation of Greek anthologion (see anthology).

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