Definition of galanthophile in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡəˈlanθə(ʊ)fʌɪl/


A person who collects snowdrops: the anonymous bidder bought the highly prized bulb on eBay, beating competition from other galanthophiles
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  • Brooks has quite a collection of snowdrops to give the garden some winter interest..but he doesn't see himself going down the knee-challenging path of the serious galanthophiles, who have to stoop to inspect the objects of their admiration.
  • To some, the subtle variations between species is intoxicating - snowdrop-junkies, or galanthophiles as they are more commonly known, are greedy to collect as many different varieties as they can.
  • I'm another galanthophile and have enjoyed looking at just a few of the recent posts here.


Late 19th century (as galanthophil): blend of Galanthus (the snowdrop's taxonomic name, from Greek gala, galakt- 'milk' and anthos 'flower') and -phile.

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