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florilegium (flor-uh-LEE-jee-uhm, FLOR-) noun, plural florilegia

A collection of literary pieces; anthology.

[Neo-Latin florilegium, equivalent to Latin flori- + leg(ere) to gather + -ium, on the model of spicilegium gleaning; a calque of Greek anthologia, anthology]

"One of the most telltale of these is the ever-growing popularity of the digest, the epitome, the florilegium, the anthology." Green, Peter, The Oxford Book of Classical Verse in Translation (book reviews), The New Republic, 19 Feb 1996.

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