plural noun
Om·​niv·​o·​ra | \ ämˈnivərə \

Definition of Omnivora

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

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History and Etymology for Omnivora

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of omnivorus omnivorous

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“Omnivora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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