1658. [-L.anus, orig. ring; c.f. annular]
1. The posterior opening of the alimentary canal, through which the excrements are ejected.
2. An opening at the base of a flower 1730
- Shorter Oxford Dictionary
Really, I cannot imagine why Stephen asked me to do this entry. I suppose it must be because of my extensive knowledge of the bases of flowers or something... Still, when he said, "Can you insert an entry on my anus", I was quite happy to oblige him. And write this article.
Several jokes are made each day about what people can shove up their anus. Will I ever get that pillow up there?