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Meaning of floruit*

flo•ru•it

Pronunciation: (flō'r-it Eng. flôr'y-it, flōr'-, flor'-), [key]
— n. Latin.
  1. he (or she) flourished: used to indicate the period during which a person flourished, esp. when the exact birth and death dates are unknown. Abbr.: fl., flor.
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