noun (1)
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plural -s

Definition of ammophila

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a sand wasp of the genus Sphex


noun (2)
Am·​moph·​i·​la | \ əˈmäfələ, aˈ- \

Definition of Ammophila (Entry 2 of 3)

: 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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Definition of Ammophila (Entry 3 of 3)

taxonomic synonym of sphex:1

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First Known Use of ammophila

Noun (1)

1798, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ammophila

Noun (2)

New Latin, from amm- + -phila

New Latin, from amm- + -phila

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“Ammophila.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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