noun Phi·lom·a·chus \fə̇ˈlämə̇kəs\

Definition of Philomachus

  1. :  a genus of shorebirds (family Scolopacidae) consisting of the ruff

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Origin and Etymology of philomachus

New Latin, from Greek philomachos loving fighting, warlike, from phil- + machē battle, fight (from machesthai to battle, fight)

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to criticize severely

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