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ananthous

[ uh-nan-thuhs, an-an- ]
/ əˈnæn θəs, ænˈæn- /
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adjective Botany.
having no flowers.
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Origin of ananthous

1865–70; <Greek ananth(ḗs) without flowers (an-an-1 + anth(ós) flower + -ēs adj. suffix) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for ananthous

ananthous
/ (ænˈænθəs) /

adjective
(of higher plants) having no flowers

Word Origin for ananthous

C19: from Greek ananthēs, from an- + anthos flower
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