Omnivora

plural noun

Om·​niv·​o·​ra
ämˈnivərə
1
in some especially former classifications : a group comprising the pigs and the hippopotamuses
2
or omnivora
a
: omnivorous animals
b
: man and swine
used when it is desired to stress fundamental similarities of habits and physiology

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of omnivorus omnivorous

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“Omnivora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Omnivora. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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