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- n. Fear of flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A morbid dislike or even fear of flowers.
But a purist who objects so forcibly to archaism and archaicism should avoid such terms as "whilom Persian Secretary" (p. 170); as anthophobia, which he is compelled to explain by "dread of selecting only what is best" (p. 175), as anthophobist (p. 176); as "fatuous ejaculations" (p. 183), as a "raconteur"
Evidently, plants are regarded as much more docile and less threatening than other organisms: anthophobia flowers, plants hylophobia forests, woods dendrophobia trees lachanophobia vegetables
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