Definition of anthobian in English:

anthobian

noun

Entomology
obsolete, rare
  • An animal that lives on flowers; (Entomology) †a lamellicorn beetle of a former division Anthobii which feeds on flowers (obsolete).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From French anthobie (P. A. Latreille in Nouveau dict. d'hist. nat X. 282; from ancient Greek ἄνθος flower + βίος life: see bio-) + -an.

Pronunciation

anthobian

/anˈθəʊbɪən/