(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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How to use tulipomania in a sentence
It was in 1637 that the extraordinary tulipomania first took possession of the Dutch.The Mentor: Holland, v. 2, Num. 6, Serial No. 58 | Dwight Elmendorf
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. | John Timbs
This may be called the lesser tulipomania, which has given occasion to many laughable circumstances.A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume I (of 2) | Johann Beckman
The reader has probably heard of the tulipomania once carried to so great an excess in Holland.Flowers and Flower-Gardens | David Lester Richardson
Their craze is known in history as the tulipomania, because it was a mania about tulips.The Humbugs of the World | P. T. Barnum