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florilegium

[flawr-uh-lee-jee-uh m, flohr-] /ˌflɔr əˈli dʒi əm, ˌfloʊr-/
noun, plural florilegia
[flawr-uh-lee-jee-uh, flohr-] /ˌflɔr əˈli dʒi ə, ˌfloʊr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a collection of literary pieces; anthology.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Neo-Latin flōrilegium, equivalent to Latin flōri- flori- + leg(ere) to gather + -ium -ium, on the model of spīcilegium gleaning; a calque of Greek anthología anthology
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florilegium

/ˌflɔːrɪˈliːdʒɪəm/
noun (pl) -gia (-dʒɪə)
1.
(formerly) a lavishly illustrated book on flowers
2.
(rare) an anthology
Word Origin
C17: Modern Latin, from Latin florilegus flower-collecting, from flōs flower + legere to collect
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