Definition of polyanthea in English:

polyanthea

noun

rare, historical
  • A collection of quotations or extracts from literature, especially poetry; a commonplace book; an anthology.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Selden (1584–1654), lawyer and historical and linguistic scholar. From post-classical Latin polyanthea from ancient Greek πολυανθής blooming + classical Latin -a.

Pronunciation

polyanthea

/ˌpɒlɪˈanθɪə/