[flawr-uh-lee-jee-uh m, flohr-]
- a collection of literary pieces; anthology.
Origin of florilegium
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Look through the dictionary, and cull out a florilegium, rival the tulippomania.Table-Talk
Florilegium Portense, a work containing 115 cantiones selectissimas of from four to eight voices, with figured bass for organ.Bach
Charles Francis Abdy Williams
Though the Anthologia and the Florilegium are lavishly quoted, no references are given save the bare names.
Are the Anthologia and the Florilegium quoted in any works previous to Forster's time?
- (formerly) a lavishly illustrated book on flowers
- rare an anthology
C17: Modern Latin, from Latin florilegus flower-collecting, from flōs flower + legere to collect
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