American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A collection of excerpts from written texts, especially works of literature.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as florilege, 2.
- n. an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.
- Latin, from flos ("flower") + form of legō ("I gather"), calque of Ancient Greek ἀνθολογία (anthologia, "flower-gathering") (English anthology), so called because flowers were used as symbols of the finer sensibility of literature. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin flōrilegium, flower-gathering (translation of Greek anthologion, flower-gathering, anthology), from Latin flōrilegus, gathering flowers : flōs, flōr-, flower. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“But let us close our florilegium and attempt to illustrate Jargon by the converse method of taking a famous piece of English (say Hamlets soliloquy) and remoulding a few lines of it in this fashion: To be, or the contrary?”
“Florilegia (Lat., florilegium, an anthology) are systematic collections of excerpts (more or less copious) from the works of the”
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“8Pedagogically, a florilegium enabled students to envision memory as a garden, carefully plotted for seeds and cuttings collected from other exemplary lives and works.”
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