from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The culling of flowers.
  • noun An anthology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of gathering flowers.


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  • It would perhaps be neither just nor conducive to proper judgment to gather only a florilege of noble verses from Sternhold and Hopkins 'Version and point out none of the "weedy-trophies," the quaint and even uncouth lines which disfigure the work.

    Sabbath in Puritan New England Alice Morse Earle 1881


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  • The act of gathering flowers.

    November 18, 2008

  • An anthology of songs or poems.

    May 31, 2010