[ flaw-rey-al ]
/ flɔ reɪˈal /
(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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Examples from the Web for floreal
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.
British Dictionary definitions for floreal
/ French (flɔreal) /
the month of flowers: the eighth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from April 21 to May 20
Word Origin for Floréal
C19: ultimately from Latin flōreus of flowers, from flōs a flower
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