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(Historical Terms) the month of flowers: the eighth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from April 21 to May 20
[C19: ultimately from Latin flōreus of flowers, from flōs a flower]
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Noun1.Floreal - eighth month of the Revolutionary calendar (April and May); the month of flowers
Revolutionary calendar - the calendar adopted by the first French Republic in 1793 and abandoned in 1805; dates were calculated from Sept. 22, 1792
Revolutionary calendar month - a month in the Revolutionary calendar