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anthophilous

[an-thof-uh-luh s] /ænˈθɒf ə ləs/
adjective
1.
Also, anthophagous
[an-thof-uh-guh s] /ænˈθɒf ə gəs/ (Show IPA)
. feeding on flowers, as certain insects.
2.
attracted by or living among flowers.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; antho- + -philous
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British Dictionary definitions for anthophilous

anthophilous

/ænˈθɒfɪləs/
adjective
1.
(esp of insects) frequenting flowers
2.
feeding on flowers
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