from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Fear of flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A morbid dislike or even fear of flowers.


From Ancient Greek ἄνθος ("flower") +‎ -phobia. (Wiktionary)


  • 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"

    Arabian nights. English

  • Evidently, plants are regarded as much more docile and less threatening than other organisms: anthophobia flowers, plants hylophobia forests, woods dendrophobia trees lachanophobia vegetables

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 1


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