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anthology (s) (noun), anthologies (pl)
1. A collection or representative sample of writings, poetry, etc. of a particular style or of a theme: For her birthday, Mildred received an anthology of the poetry by Carl Sandburg, a famed poet from the United States.

Anthologies are extended to other literary collections; such as, a reference to paintings, songs, etc.; and other art forms.

2. Etymologically, the origin, morphology, physiology, distribution, and classification of flowers: An anthology is a literary collection of the "flowers of verse"; especially, of poetry.
A choice collection of prose and poetry.
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A collection of choice selections of prose and poetry; a literary collection of the "flowers of verse". (1)