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omnivorous

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adjective om·niv·o·rous \äm-ˈniv-rəs, -ˈni-və-\

Simple Definition of omnivorous

  • : eating both plants and animals

  • : eager to learn about many different things

Full Definition of omnivorous

  1. 1 :  feeding on both animal and vegetable substances

  2. 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

Rhymes with omnivorous


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omnivorous

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adjective om·niv·o·rous \äm-ˈniv-(ə-)rəs\

Medical Definition of omnivorous

  1. :  eating both animal and plant matter

  2. om·niv·o·rous·ly adverb
    om·niv·o·rous·ness noun




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