One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A collection of literary extracts; an anthology.
collection, selection, anthology, treasury, compendium, album, corpus, miscellany, pot-pourriView synonyms
- ‘The florilegium was very popular and considerably expanded in later editions.’
- ‘A very fine image from the work described by Blunt as 'one of the most decorative florilegia of the mid-eighteenth century.'’
Early 17th century: modern Latin, literally ‘bouquet’ (from Latin flos, flor- ‘flower’ + legere ‘gather’), translation of Greek anthologion (see anthology).
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