florilegium n : an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc. [syn: garland, miscellany] [also: florilegia (pl)]
- OED 2nd edition 1989
Florilegium (plural Florilegia) is a Latin word for a collection of 'flowers' (excellent excerpts), from the corpus of a considerably larger oeuvre. It was adapted from the Greek anthologia or anthology, with the same etymological meaning.
The word applies especially to:
florilegium in German: Florilegium
florilegium in Lithuanian: Florilegiumas