Definitions

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  • proper n. The twelfth and final month of the French Republican Calendar, starting on August 18 or 19.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The twelfth month of the French republican calendar; -- commencing August 18, and ending September 16. See vendémiaire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The twelfth month of the French republican calendar (see calendar), beginning, in 1794, on August 18th, and ending September 16th.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. twelfth month of the Revolutionary calendar (August and September); the month of fruit

Etymologies

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From Latin fructus (fruit)

Examples

  • Fructidor (from September 17-21, old style): these were the fêtes de Vértu

    Annotations

  • In Fructidor, An VI August 1798, the emperor was conquering Egypt and defeating the ruling caste, the Mamelukes, who believed they would go to heaven if they died in battle.

    THE DIAMOND

  • According to my informants, Georges Cadoudal was hoisted by ship cable up a 250- foot cliff close to Dieppe on the fourth of Fructidor— August twenty-first.

    The Last Great Dance on Earth

  • September 4 “Journée du 18 Fructidor,” led by Barras.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

  • If the peace negotiations are not concluded by fifteen Fructidor, we go to war.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

  • We passed in revue before the Emperor on the 8th Fructidor of the Year 13.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • Most significantly of all, the events of Fructidor proved beyond any doubt that the French army was the ultimate sanction behind the Government, and thus the real seat of power.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • Notification of an arrêt by the Committee of Public Safety dated 29th Fructidor, Year III of the French Republic, one and indivisible.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • This damsel, who was fair as a _houri_, had, he declared, returned his affection, and the Queen of Portugal had favoured his addresses; but as his friends were about to get up a revolution (that of the 18th Fructidor) on his behalf, he was compelled to leave his betrothed and hurry back to France.

    Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton

  • On the 10th Fructidor, answering to the 4th of September, troops were brought to the capital under pretence of a review, and placed under the disposal of Augereau.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

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