ammophila

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Definition of ammophila

plural

-s

  1. :  a sand wasp of the genus Sphex

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1798

First Known Use of ammophila

1798


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Ammophila

noun Am·moph·i·la \əˈmäfələ, aˈ-\

Definition of Ammophila

  1. :  a small genus of coarse perennial grasses growing on sandy shores and dunes and having awnless flowers crowded into a long spikelike panicle — see beach grass, marram grass

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Origin and Etymology of ammophila

New Latin, from amm- + -phila


First Known Use: 1829


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Ammophila

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Definition of Ammophila

  1. taxonomic synonym of 1sphex

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New Latin, from amm- + -phila


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