Definition of floscula
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LNS
floscula, flosculae
flos
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. a little flower, floweret
  2. the part of a fruit where the blossom was, the eye
  3. the flower, pride, ornament
  4. Flower of rhetoric, ornament
  5. A motto, sentence
Abbreviations
flosculus, i, m. (collat. form, floscu-la, ae, f., Fulg. Serm. 6), dim. flos, a little flower, floweret (rare but class.). Lit.: ficta omnia celeriter tamquam flosculi decidunt, Cic. Off. 2, 12, 43.

— Transf., the part of a fruit where the blossom was, the eye, Col. 12, 45, 5.

— Trop., the flower, pride, ornament: non enim flosculos ... sed, jam decimum aetatis ingressus annum, certos atque deformatos fructus ostenderat, Quint. 6 praef. ยง 9; Cat. 24, 1: vitae, i. e. youth, Juv. 9, 127.

— In partic., of speech. Flower of rhetoric, ornament: omnes undique flosculos carpere atque delibare, Cic. Sest. 56, 119; cf.: juvenibus flosculos omnium partium in ea, quae sunt dicturi, congerentibus, Quint. 10, 5, 23; 2, 5, 22; 12, 10, 73: ut Noctes istae quadam tenus his quoque historiae flosculis leviter injectis aspergerentur, Gell. 17, 2, 1.

— A motto, sentence culled from a writing, Sen. Ep. 33, 1.
 
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