zoophilous

[ zoh-of-uh-luhs ]
/ zoʊˈɒf ə ləs /

adjective

Botany. adapted to pollination by animals, especially those other than insects.
having an affinity for animals.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Also zo·o·phil·ic [zoh-uh-fil-ik]. /ˌzoʊ əˈfɪl ɪk/.

Origin of zoophilous

First recorded in 1885–90; zoo- + -philous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for zoophilous

zoophilous
/ (zəʊˈɒfɪləs) /

adjective

(of plants) pollinated by animals
of, characterized by, or relating to zoophilism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012