[too-luh-puh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh]


(in 17th-century Holland) a widespread obsession with tulips, especially of highly prized varieties, as those of a streaked, variegated, or unusual color.

Origin of tulipomania

First recorded in 1700–10; tulip + -o- + -mania
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