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anthophilous

[ an-thof-uh-luhs ]
/ ænˈθɒf ə ləs /
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adjective

Also an·thoph·a·gous [an-thof-uh-guhs]. /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 1840–45; antho- + -philous
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British Dictionary definitions for anthophilous

anthophilous
/ (ænˈθɒfɪləs) /

adjective

(esp of insects) frequenting flowers
feeding on flowers
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