n. pl. flor·i·le·gi·a (-jē-ə)
A collection of excerpts from written texts, especially works of literature.
[New Latin flōrilegium, flower-gathering (translation of Greek anthologion, flower-gathering, anthology), from Latin flōrilegus, gathering flowers : flōs, flōr-, flower; see FLOWER + legere, to gather; see leg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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