Anthus

noun
An·​thus | \ ˈan(t)thəs \

Definition of Anthus

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a genus of singing birds (family Motacillidae) comprising the typical pipits
-an·​thus | \ ˈan(t)thəs, ˈaan- ¦ain- \

Definition of -anthus (Entry 2 of 2)

: organism having or resembling (such) a flower in generic names in botany CyclanthusSchizanthus and zoology Oecanthus

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History and Etymology for Anthus

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 3 Dec. 2021.

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