florilegium

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin, from flos (flower) + form of legō (I gather), calque of Ancient Greek ἀνθολογία (anthología, flower-gathering) (English anthology), so called because flowers were used as symbols of the finer sensibility of literature.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

florilegium (plural florilegia)

  1. A collection of flowers
  2. An anthology

References[edit]

  • OED, 2nd edition, 1989