from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The period during which a person, school, or movement was most active or flourishing.
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- n. The time period during which a person, group, culture, etc. is at its peak.
Latin flōruit, third person sing. perfect tense of flōrēre, to flourish; see flourish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin floruit ("he/she flourished"). (Wiktionary)