[ buh-tan-uh-foh-bee-uh, bot-n- ]

  1. an irrational or disproportionate fear of plants, which in extreme cases may trigger avoidance behaviors that render affected individuals homebound with windows obscured to block even the sight of a lawn or tree.

Origin of botanophobia

First recorded in 1950–55; botan(y) + -o- + -phobia

Other words from botanophobia

  • bo·tan·o·pho·bic, adjective, noun

Words Nearby botanophobia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023