ananthous

[uh-nan-thuh s, an-an-]

adjective Botany.

having no flowers.

Nearby words

  1. anandrous,
  2. anangioplasia,
  3. ananias,
  4. anankastic personality,
  5. ananke,
  6. ananym,
  7. anapaest,
  8. anapest,
  9. anapestic,
  10. anaphase

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

adjective

(of higher plants) having no flowers

Word Origin for ananthous

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

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