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  1. (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 gift
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Historical Examples

  • The exiles they sent there the 18th of Fructidor pointed the way.

    The Companions of Jehu

    Alexandre Dumas, pre

  • Amnesty was likewise proclaimed for the victims of Fructidor.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • General Lajolais had been arrested, as well as all his family, on the 18th Fructidor.

  • Carnot had been exiled after the 18th Fructidor, and was at this time actually believed to be dead.

  • No modern instance of wrong and oppression can approach this Fructidor of the sixties in the South.

    The Broken Sword

    Dennison Worthington

British Dictionary definitions for fructidor


  1. the month of fruit: the twelfth month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from Aug 19 to Sept 22
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin frūctus fruit + Greek dōron gift
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