anthophagous

adjective
feeding on flowers
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some insects are anthophagous

Syn: ↑anthophilous
Similar to: ↑herbivorous

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\(ˈ)an|thäfəgəs\ adjective
Etymology: anth- (I) + -phagous
: feeding on flowers

anthophagous larvae — Biological Abstracts


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  • Anthophagous — An*thoph a*gous, a. [Gr. a nqos flower + fagei^n to eat.] (Zo[ o]l.) Eating flowers; said of certain insects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthophagous — adjective That feeds on flowers See Also: anthophilous …   Wiktionary

  • anthophagous — an·thoph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • anthophagous —   a. feeding on flowers …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • anthophilous — adjective feeding on flowers some insects are anthophagous • Syn: ↑anthophagous • Similar to: ↑herbivorous …   Useful english dictionary

  • anthophilous — /an thof euh leuhs/, adj. 1. Also, anthophagous /an thof euh geuhs/. feeding on flowers, as certain insects. 2. attracted by or living among flowers. [1880 85; ANTHO + PHILOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • anthophilous — adjective Living or growing on flowers See Also: anthophagous …   Wiktionary

  • herbivorous — adjective feeding only on plants • Ant: ↑omnivorous, ↑insectivorous, ↑carnivorous • Similar to: ↑anthophagous, ↑anthophilous, ↑baccivorous, ↑carpophagous, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • florivorous — flōˈrivərəs adjective Etymology: flori + vorous : feeding on flowers : anthophagous used especially of insects …   Useful english dictionary

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