[ fryk-tee-dawr ]
/ frük tiˈdɔr /
(in the French Revolutionary calendar) the twelfth month of the year, extending from August 18 to September 16.
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Origin of Fructidor
1785–95; <French <Latin frūcti-fructi-
+ Greek dôron
Words nearby Fructidor
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How to use Fructidor in a sentence
No modern instance of wrong and oppression can approach this Fructidor of the sixties in the South.
He distinguished himself in several campaigns and carried out the coup d'tat of 18th Fructidor.
"That of the 14th of last Fructidor, which outlaws the insurgent departments and proclaims martial law," replied the Republican.
Many accounts, more or less authentic, have been published of the events known to history as the "Fructidor Riots."
British Dictionary definitions for Fructidor
the month of fruit: the twelfth month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from Aug 19 to Sept 22
Word Origin for Fructidor
C18: from Latin frūctus fruit + Greek dōron gift
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