I have no problem with the meaning. It is the fear of vegetables. I was doing some reserach on phoibas. This one seems very interesting. We have a word in turkish--lahana, which means cabbage. So it is a bit funny as well. So how would you pronounce it?
well,yes!it seems we all -Greek,Turkish,English- agree on the sound of "ch".However,there is no such word in the greek language.Both parts of this compound word are entirely greek ones.By the way,all greek words that are adopted by the english language and have an /f/ sound in them spell it with 'ph'.Ex:photo,dolphin,phobia,phase,philosopher etc.I 'm not aware of any exception.Are you?