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tulipomania

[ too-luh-puh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh ]
/ ˌtu lə pəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə /
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noun
(in 17th-century Holland) a widespread obsession with tulips, especially of highly prized varieties, as those of a streaked, variegated, or unusual color.
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Origin of tulipomania

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

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