Anthus

1 of 2

noun

An·​thus
ˈan(t)thəs
: a genus of singing birds (family Motacillidae) comprising the typical pipits

-anthus

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noun combining form

-an·​thus
ˈan(t)thəs,
ˈaan- ¦ain-
: organism having or resembling (such) a flower
in generic names in botany
Cyclanthus
Schizanthus
and zoology
Oecanthus

Word History

Etymology

Noun

New Latin, from Latin, a bird, probably the yellow wagtail, from Greek anthos

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek anthos flower

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“Anthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anthus. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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