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ananthous

[uh-nan-thuh s, an-an-]
adjective Botany.
  1. 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

adjective
  1. (of higher plants) having no flowers
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Word Origin

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