from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A violent passion for the acquisition or cultivation of tulips; -- a word said by Beckman to have been coined by Menage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A craze for the cultivation or acquisition of tulips; specifically, that which arose in the Netherlands about the year 1634, seized on all classes like an epidemic, and led to disasters such as result from great financial catastrophes.


From tulip + -o- + mania (Wiktionary)



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