Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is fond of woods and groves.
This word comes from the Greek ‘nemos,’ grove, and ‘philos,’ affection.
“And first, being a true nemophilist, I protest against botany.”
“To many persons Spring means 'ethereal mildness,' and to such her coming is indeed slow in our land, but the nemophilist who has listened through all the lengthening days of later winter for sound of earliest bird, is off to the woods before the snow has left the hollows.”
“It - the train - had on board, among other things, an observing observer, and as we sped up the chromoesque Valley of Mill Creek, the said observer was charmed by the gorgeous nemoral panorama, for he was an enthusiastic nemophilist.”