fru·​giv·​o·​rous | \ frü-ˈji-və-rəs How to pronounce frugivorous (audio) \

Definition of frugivorous

: feeding on fruit

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Other Words from frugivorous

frugivore \ ˈfrü-​ji-​ˌvȯr How to pronounce frugivore (audio) \ noun

Examples of frugivorous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two huge fig trees found here are home to large numbers of frugivorous birds like the Asian koel, white-cheeked barbet, roseringed parakeet, the common myna, and the jungle myna. Bahar Dutt, Quartz India, "Two Indian cities lead the way in transforming concrete jungles into real jungles," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of frugivorous

1713, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frugivorous

Latin frug-, frux + English -vorous

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The first known use of frugivorous was in 1713

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“Frugivorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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fru·​giv·​o·​rous | \ frü-ˈjiv-ə-rəs How to pronounce frugivorous (audio) \

Medical Definition of frugivorous

: feeding on fruit

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