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).