galanthophile

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English[edit]

The snowdrop Galanthus elwesii in Hungary

Etymology[edit]

Galanthus + -o- +‎ -phile.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

galanthophile (plural galanthophiles)

  1. An enthusiastic collector of snowdrops.
    • 2009 April 16, Anne Raver, “Learning to love snowdrops”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Lyman owns the Temple Nursery, a mail order business little known beyond the world of galanthophiles, or snowdrop lovers.
    • 2015 February 7, Val Bourne, “The quiet man of the world of snowdrops”, in The Daily Telegraph (London), page G8:
      The world of snowdrop fanciers (galanthophiles) is full of headstrong egos. [] However, one gently spoken and quiet Gloucestershire galanthophile, Phil Cornish, sidesteps all that nonsense.