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tulipomania

[too-luh-puh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] /ˌtu lə pəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə/
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1.
(in 17th-century Holland) a widespread obsession with tulips, especially of highly prized varieties, as those of a streaked, variegated, or unusual color.
Origin of tulipomania
1700-1710
1700-10; tulip + -o- + -mania
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