[ an-thof-uh-luh s ]
/ ænˈθɒf ə ləs /


Also an·thoph·a·gous [an-thof-uh-guh s] /ænˈθɒf ə gəs/. feeding on flowers, as certain insects.
attracted by or living among flowers.


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Origin of anthophilous

First recorded in 1880–85; antho- + -philous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for anthophilous

/ (ænˈθɒfɪləs) /


(esp of insects) frequenting flowers
feeding on flowers
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