phillumeny

/fəˈluməni/ (say fuh'loohmuhnee)

noun
the collecting of matchbox labels or matchbook covers as a hobby.
{phil- + Latin lūmen light + -y2}
phillumenist, noun
phillumenistic /fəluməˈnɪstɪk/ (say fuhloohmuh'nistik), adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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