fond of trees

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • dendrophilous — fələs adjective Etymology: dendr + philous : tree loving : living in or on trees dendrophilous plants * * * /den drof euh leuhs/, adj. Zool. living in or on trees; arboreal. [1885 90; DENDRO + PHILOUS] …   Useful english dictionary

  • dendrophilous — adj. [Gr. dendron, tree; philein, to love] Living in woody tissue, or on trees …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dendrophilous — /den drof euh leuhs/, adj. Zool. living in or on trees; arboreal. [1885 90; DENDRO + PHILOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • dendrophilous — den·droph·i·lous …   English syllables

  • dendrophilous —   a. fond of or inhabiting trees …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • -philous — f(ə)ləs adjective combining form Etymology: Greek philos beloved, dear, loving; probably akin to Old English bile simple, innocent, Old High German bil , bila good natured, friendly, Middle Irish bil good : loving : having an affinity for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • den|droph|i|lous — «dehn DROF uh luhs», adjective. 1. tree loving: »The Pembroke Arbor Society [is] a dendrophilous organization that had long been urging Bermudians to spare their cedars and not wastefully chop them down for Christmas trees (New Yorker). 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -philous — a combining form meaning liking, having an affinity for that specified by the initial element: dendrophilous. Cf. philic. [ < L philus < Gk philos. See PHILE, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Love and Attraction — While this list might seem a bit risqué judging from its title, it s not as bad (or good) as you might think. Each of these 114 weird words contains the word element phil , from ancient Greek phileein to love, and so a philia is a special love,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • -philous — a word element forming an adjective termination meaning loving , fond of , having an affinity for , or attracted to , as in anthophilous, dendrophilous, heliophilous. {Latin philus, from Greek phīlos} …   Australian English dictionary

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