filter feeder


filter feeder

noun

Definition of FILTER FEEDER

:  an animal (as a clam or baleen whale) that obtains its food by filtering organic matter or minute organisms from a current of water that passes through some part of its system

First Known Use of FILTER FEEDER

1928

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