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noun: A collector of matchboxes, matchbooks, or their labels.
From Greek phil- (loving) + Latin lumen (light). Earliest documented use: 1943.
“‘And a phillumenist, I see,’ I said, pointing my drink in the direction of a tall, though fat crystal vase half filled with matchbooks tucked into one corner of the room.”
Bianca Sloane; Live To Tell; SBB; 2016.
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