Definition of florilegium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌflɒrɪˈliːdʒɪəm/
Pronunciation: /flɔːrɪˈliːdʒɪəm/

noun (plural florilegia /ˌflɒrɪˈliːdʒɪə/ /ˌflɔːrɪˈliːdʒɪə/ or florilegiums)

A collection of literary extracts; an anthology.
Example sentences
  • 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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