Word of the Day – 20 October 2017: Anthophile.


Welcome to the new regular feature on my blog – WOTD. Each day a new word will be suggested as the word of the day, which could either be an already existing (but rarely used) word or may be a completely made-up one. There will be a short definition and, ideally, an example of how the word would be used in everyday conversation.

I encourage anyone to provide their own words, either in the comments below or by linking their posted word to this blog. Don’t forget the definition or maybe when it should be used.

So, today’s word is: Anthophile (noun).

Pronounced: An-tho-file.

Someone, or something that loves flowers. From the Greek roots Anthos, meaning flower, and Philos, meaning dear or beloved; -phile: lover of.

Given my photographic passion it seems a logical choice for my WOTD.

Eg: So small as to be largely unnoticable by the rest of the world, the tiny flower at the side of the road still brought great joy to George, being the anthophile that he was.




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