Definition of Floreal

1. Noun. Eighth month of the Revolutionary calendar (April and May); the month of flowers.

Group relationships: Revolutionary Calendar
Generic synonyms: Revolutionary Calendar Month

Definition of Floreal

1. Proper noun. (historical) The eighth month of the w:French Republican Calendar French Republican Calendar, from April 20 or 21 to May 20 or 21. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Floreal

Florida pompano
Florida room
Florida rooms
Florida smoothhound
Florida strangler fig
Florida strap fern
Florida water rat
Florida yew
Florschutz' formula
Flourens' theory
Flourite objectives
Flower's bone
Flower's dental index
Floyd's triangle
Floyd Bennett

Literary usage of Floreal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The French Revolution by Louis Madelin (1916)
"CHAPTER XLVI floreal ... of the 22nd floreal, Year VI. Fury of the Jacobins. The struggle for " virtue." The elections of the Year VII. ..."

2. Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon by Napoleon, Gaspard Gourgaud, Charles Jean Tristan Montholon (1824)
"I am assured to-day that Beaulieu is already evacuating your territory. I am happy, &c. BONAPARTE. To the same. Head-quarters, Cherasco, 8th floreal, ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1904)
"This second coup d'£tat, known as that of 22 floreal, An VI, passed off for the moment quite peaceably. Two days later Frangois de Neufchateau, ..."

4. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers (1840)
"Such was the fatal battle called the battle of Cassano, on the 9th of floreal (April 28), which reduced the army to about twenty-eight thousand men. ..."

5. Modern France, 1789-1895 by André Lebon (1901)
"... 1892, and the months were re-named according to their respective seasons (Vendemiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivose, Pluviose, Ventose, Germinal, floreal, ..."

6. Robespierre and the Red Terror by Jan ten Brink, J. Hedeman (1899)
"IV MAY TTH, 1796 (18 floreal AN II) THE revolution of 1789 had month by month, year by year, made important alterations in the use of the public buildings ..."

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