from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. A selection of passages from one or more authors; an anthology.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A selective collection of passages from various sources or by various authors; an anthology
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Passages selected from various authors, usually for purposes of instruction; miscellany; anthology.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A selection of passages from various authors, usually made for the purpose of instruction; a miscellany.
Latin collēctānea, from neuter pl. of collēctāneus, collected, from collēctus; see collect2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)