antho-, anth-, anthero-, anther-, -antherous, -anthemous, -anthic, -anthous, -anthus, -anthy

(Greek: flower, flowers; blossom, blossoms; that which buds or sprouts)

A rose by any other name probably means the speaker is ignorant about the names of flowers.

—Anonymous
anthologist (s) (noun), anthologists (pl)
1. An editor who makes selections for a collection of literary passages or works; especially, poems, by various authors.
2. Someone who is a compiler of a collection of artistic works which have a similar form or subject, often those considered to be the best.
anthologize (verb), anthologizes; anthologized; anthologizing
1. To construct or to publish a collection of written materials: Richard was a creator of poems and short stories which he was anthologizing for his students.
2. To compile music: Tim's band will be releasing or anthologizing their previous musical albums for their devoted fans.
anthology (s) (noun), anthologies (pl)
1. A collection or representative sample of writings, poetry, etc. of a particular style or of a theme: For her birthday, Mildred received an anthology of the poetry by Carl Sandburg, a famed poet from the United States.

Anthologies are extended to other literary collections; such as, a reference to paintings, songs, etc.; and other art forms.

2. Etymologically, the origin, morphology, physiology, distribution, and classification of flowers: An anthology is a literary collection of the "flowers of verse"; especially, of poetry.
A choice collection of prose and poetry.
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antholysis
A retrograde metamorphosis of a flower, in which normally combined parts are separated.
anthomancy
Divination with flowers; such as, the removal of the petals from a daisy for a "she-loves-me-she-loves-me-not" type of prediction.
anthomania (s) (noun), anthomanias (pl)
1. An extravagant passion or fancy for flowers.
2. An abnormal passion or desire for having flowers.
anthomaniac (s) (noun), anthomaniacs (pl)
Someone who has an abnormal passion for flowers or who is intensely fond of various blossoms.
anthophagous, anthophagy
1. Feeding on flowers.
2. The eating or consumption of flowers.
anthophilous
1. Attracted to, or feeding on, flowers.
2. Living on or frequenting flowers; such as, an insect (bees, etc.).
anthophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
A strong negative feeling regarding flowers in general, or of a particular flower: Doug had an aversion towards florets and blossoms, especially because of their intense smell or fragrance, and was therefore afflicted with anthophobia.
anthophore
A form of floral stalk, produced by the elongation of the internode between the calyx and the corolla, and bearing the corolla, stamens, and pistil.
anthophorous
Flower-bearing.
anthophyte
A flowering plant, or any of its closest relatives.
anthoplankton
That which produces algal blossoms.
anthotaxia, anthotaxy
1. The arrangement or disposition of flowers in a cluster.
2. The science of the relative position of flowers; inflorescence.