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flor·i·le·gi·um

 (flôr′ə-lē′jē-əm)
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.]
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florilegium

(ˌflɔːrɪˈliːdʒɪəm)
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]
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flo•ri•le•gi•um

(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]
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florilegium

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
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Florilegium, Florilegia

 a collection of flowers, 1711; of poetic passages. See also anthology.
Example: florilegia of celestial stories, 1647.
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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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