anthophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄνθος (ánthos, flower) +‎ -phobia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

anthophobia (uncountable)

  1. Fear of flowers.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 435:
      He must be gaga to have forgotten what she said the last time about her strange anthophobia (somehow stemming from that debauche à trois thirty years ago). Roses she never liked anyway.