omnivorous


om·niv·o·rous

adjective \äm-ˈniv-rəs, -ˈni-və-\

: eating both plants and animals

: eager to learn about many different things

Full Definition of OMNIVOROUS

1
:  feeding on both animal and vegetable substances
2
:  avidly taking in everything as if devouring or consuming <an omnivorous reader>
om·niv·o·rous·ly adverb

Examples of OMNIVOROUS

  1. She is an omnivorous reader.
  2. a child with omnivorous curiosity

Origin of OMNIVOROUS

Latin omnivorus, from omni- + -vorus -vorous
First Known Use: circa 1656

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra

Rhymes with OMNIVOROUS

om·niv·o·rous

adjective \äm-ˈniv-(ə-)rəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OMNIVOROUS

: eating both animal and plant matter
om·niv·o·rous·ly adverb
om·niv·o·rous·ness noun

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