anthophilous

anthophilous
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek anthos + English -philous Date: 1883 feeding upon or living among flowers <
anthophilous insects
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  • Anthophilous — An*thoph i*lous, a. [Gr. a nqos flower + fi los loving.] (Zo[ o]l.) Lit., fond of flowers; hence, feeding upon, or living among, flowers. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthophilous — adj. [Gr. anthos, flower; philein, to love] Designating attraction to or feeding on flowers; anthobian …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • anthophilous — /an thof euh leuhs/, adj. 1. Also, anthophagous /an thof euh geuhs/. feeding on flowers, as certain insects. 2. attracted by or living among flowers. [1880 85; ANTHO + PHILOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • anthophilous — adjective Living or growing on flowers See Also: anthophagous …   Wiktionary

  • anthophilous — loving or frequenting flowers Love and Attraction …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • anthophilous — adj. (of insects) feeding on flowers, living in flowers, growing on flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anthophilous — an·thoph·i·lous …   English syllables

  • anthophilous — an•thoph•i•lous [[t]ænˈθɒf ə ləs[/t]] also an•thoph•a•gous [[t] ə gəs[/t]] adj. ecl ent feeding on flowers, as certain insects • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • anthophilous —   a. flower loving; feeding on flowers …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • anthophilous — adjective feeding on flowers some insects are anthophagous • Syn: ↑anthophagous • Similar to: ↑herbivorous …   Useful english dictionary

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