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floscŭlus , i, m. (collat. form, floscŭ-la , ae, f., Fulg. Serm. 6), dim. flos,
I.a little flower, floweret (rare but class.).
B. Transf., the part of a fruit where the blossom was, the eye, Col. 12, 45, 5.—
II. Trop., the flower, pride, ornament: “non enim flosculos ... sed, jam decimum aetatis ingressus annum, certos atque deformatos fructus ostenderat,Quint. 6 praef. § 9; Cat. 24, 1: “vitae,” i. e. youth, Juv. 9, 127.—
B. In partic., of speech.
2. A motto, sentence culled from a writing, Sen. Ep. 33, 1.
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