A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles

FLORILEGIUM

[noun]

1. a collection of excerpts from written texts, especially works of literature; an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.

2. an anthology of good writing from the best writers for imitation.

3. a lavishly illustrated book on flowers.

Etymology: Modern Latin, from Latin florilegus (flower-collecting), from flōs (flower) + legere (to collect).

[Valentin Rekunenko]

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