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.
, 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.
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A retrograde metamorphosis of a flower, in which normally combined parts are separated.
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: When she planned on moving, Lois, known to be an anthomnaniac, only wanted to have a house with a large garden and cultivate it with many assorted kinds of flowering plants.
1. Feeding on flowers.
2. The eating or consumption of flowers.
, more anthophilous, most anthophilous
In zoology, pertaining to the attraction to, or the existence of organisms among flowers: Many insects, slugs, lizards, and turtles are all considered to be anthophilous
and eat flowers.
Certain insects, like bees, flies, butterflies and months, are all anthophilous in that they are fond of colorful flowers, and collect pollen and nectar from them.
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.
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.
A flowering plant, or any of its closest relatives.
anthoplankton (s) (noun)
, anthoplankton (pl)
That which produces algal blossoms: The blooms of the freshwater or marine water anthroplankton is a swift or fast increase of the population of microscopic unicellular algae, but not macroscopic algae.
1. The arrangement or disposition of flowers in a cluster.
2. The science of the relative position of flowers; inflorescence.