- (in the French Revolutionary calendar) the eighth month of the year, extending from April 20 to May 19.
Origin of Floréal
1795–1805; < French < Latin flōre(us) of flowers (flōr-, stem of flōs flower + -eus adj. suffix) + French -al -al1
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The decree of the Convention to the ſame effect paſſed about the 1ſt of Floreal.
The decree of the Convention to the same effect passed about the 1st of Floreal.
- the month of flowers: the eighth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from April 21 to May 20
C19: ultimately from Latin flōreus of flowers, from flōs a flower
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