To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Language of Flowers , please sign up. The meaning given for Cardinal Flower is dittitutim, which doesn't appear to have an extant definition. Does anyone know what it means? I tried Google, a variety of dictionaries, and Wikipedia; the only thing I found was magic correlation sites which appeared to be references this book and the book itself.
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A foreign language dictionary, or rather a floral language dictionary. It contains a list of translations from type of flower to Victorian meaning, another of Victorian meaning to flower, and then a bunch of flowery and, I suspect, public domain poems to pad the page count. Some nice Greenaway pictures, loosely related to one of the floral definitions. Or possibly that's coincidence.
Also, flower pictures, of course, but I don't think any of them were actually of the flowers that happened to b A foreign language dictionary, or rather a floral language dictionary. Also, flower pictures, of course, but I don't think any of them were actually of the flowers that happened to be listed on the page. I suspect that Greenaway wanted a bit of cash and came up with an idea to use extra illustrations she had lying around. Recommended to me by Edith Nesbit roughly a century ago -- the gift of a book entitled "Language of Flowers" kicks off the action of her "The Wonderful Garden".
There are several with this rather generic title, but I suspect that this version is that to which she was referring children's book authors stick together!
Language of Flowers by Kate Greenaway
NB I was in a used book store recently and found a lovely illustrated copy The original has pictures through around page 48, with the "poetic section" and the English-to-Flowerese list unillustrated. A reference, not something to peruse, unless one wants to skim through and enjoy some Greenaway pictures.
View all 3 comments. Jul 22, Loraine rated it it was amazing. Her illustrations are just so gorgeous. A bouquet of flowers could certainly send a message for good or ill with the knowledge this little book imparts! A lost art of communication. Jan 10, Mel rated it it was amazing.
Language of flowers
Always used this as a reference during college lit. Sep 30, Sharayu Gangurde rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a beautiful read on flowers and what they convey! Exotic and replete with nuances of poetry. Delightful stroll in the world of flowers. May 15, Sarah rated it it was amazing. A wonderful, wonderful gift. Apr 23, Pauline rated it really liked it. Oct 26, Karen rated it it was amazing. Really this is just a reference book on floriography.
Lists all the flowers and their meaning.
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