entomophile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From entomo- +‎ -phile; hence literally “insect-loving”.

Adjective[edit]

entomophile (not comparable)

  1. (of a type of pollen) Being transported by insects, rather than carried on the air.
  2. (of a type of flower or plant) Having such pollen.

Noun[edit]

entomophile (plural entomophiles)

  1. A flower whose pollen is transported by insects, rather than carried on the air.
  2. A person who likes insects.
    • 2013, Jeffrey Lockwood, The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Loathe, and Love Insects
      We're not like the entomophiles who harbor spiders as housemates or derive sexual satisfaction from the tickling of ants. And we're certainly not crazy entomophobes who run panic-stricken into the streets upon encountering a cockroach []

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

entomophile (plural entomophiles)

  1. entomophilic, entomophilous

Noun[edit]

entomophile m (plural entomophiles)

  1. entomophile

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