- (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
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Their craze is known in history as the Tulipomania, because it was a mania about tulips.
There were some curious incidents in the course of the tulipomania.
The reader has probably heard of the Tulipomania once carried to so great an excess in Holland.Flowers and Flower-Gardens
David Lester Richardson
Great medical virtues were attributed to the so-called horn, and the price it once bore outdoes everything in the Tulipomania.Eccentricities of the Animal Creation.