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Thermidor

[ thur-mi-dawr; French ter-mee-dawr ]
/ ˈθɜr mɪˌdɔr; French tɛr miˈdɔr /
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noun
Also called Fervidor . (in the French Revolutionary calendar) the 11th month of the year, extending from July 19 to August 17.
(sometimes lowercase) lobster thermidor.
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Origin of Thermidor

1820–30; <French <Greek thérm(ē) heat + dôr(on) gift; cf. -i-
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British Dictionary definitions for Thermidor

Thermidor
/ French (tɛrmidɔr) /

noun
the month of heat: the eleventh month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from July 20 to Aug 18Also: Fervidor

Word Origin for Thermidor

C19: from French, from Greek thermē heat + dōron gift
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