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n. pl. flor·i·le·gi·a (-jē-ə)
A collection of excerpts from written texts, especially works of literature.

[New Latin flōrilegium, flower-gathering (translation of Greek anthologion, flower-gathering, anthology), from Latin flōrilegus, gathering flowers : flōs, flōr-, flower; see flower + legere, to gather; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -gia (-dʒɪə)
1. (Journalism & Publishing) (formerly) a lavishly illustrated book on flowers
2. (Journalism & Publishing) rare an anthology
[C17: Modern Latin, from Latin florilegus flower-collecting, from flōs flower + legere to collect]


(ˌflɔr əˈli dʒi əm, ˌfloʊr-)

n., pl. -gi•a (-jēə).
a collection of literary pieces; anthology.
[1640–50; < New Latin flōrilegium= Latin flōri- flori- + leg(ere) to gather + -ium -ium1; a calque of Greek anthología]


1. an anthology or collection of brief extracts or writings.
2. an anthology of good writing from the best writers for imitation.
See also: Collections and Collecting
an anthology or select collection of literary pieces.
See also: Literature

Florilegium, Florilegia

 a collection of flowers, 1711; of poetic passages. See also anthology.
Example: florilegia of celestial stories, 1647.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.florilegium - an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.
anthology - a collection of selected literary passages
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The Hampton Court Florilegium Society will also be on hand, offering painting demonstrations throughout the weekend.
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Had he published his Florilegium it would have been the most detailed British study of botany of the 18th century.
Celia had a small studio attached to one of the research laboratories of the then Botany Department, and was painting banksia species for the first of a three-volume florilegium of The Banksias.
These last few weeks have been busy, with Florilegium concerts in Swansea and Tonbridge, CLS in London and Armonico Consort in Cardiff.
Celia's dedication to the task put her at the center of the Monash Banksia Project, underwritten by Monash University (Australia) for 25 years and culminating in the production of an extraordinary three-volume florilegium that became one of the great books published in the 20th century.
Durand, Florilegium marianum VII [Paris: SEPOA, 2002], text 8, pp.
230) to the extensive and detailed (Georg Muffat's entire section on "The Manner of Bowing" from Florilegium Secundum (pp.
Also regarding reception, there is a study of the Milleloquium veritatis composed by Bartholomew of Urbino, a florilegium coming out of the Augustinian Renaissance of the 14th century.
She exhibits with the Society of Botanical Artists in London and has had works accepted for the archives of the Sheffield Florilegium Society, which records plans in the city's botanical gardens.
Peter Wollny has estimated that the Kernspruche enjoyed popularity comparable only to Erhard Bodenschatz's Florilegium Portense (1618): "in addition to the motets from the Florilegium Portense, every musician active between 1650 and 1700 knew the sacred concertos of Rosenmuller's Kern-Spruche, which possibly helped shape musical style in greater measure than did the Kleine Geislliche Konzerte of Schutz" (Peter Wollny, "Heinrich Schutz, Johann Rosenmuller und die 'Kern-Spruche I und II,'" Schutz-jahrbuch 28 [2006]: 37).