granivorous

adjective

gra·​niv·​o·​rous grə-ˈni-v(ə-)rəs How to pronounce granivorous (audio)
grā-
: feeding on seeds or grain
granivorous rodents

Word History

Etymology

Latin granum grain

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of granivorous was in 1646

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“Granivorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/granivorous. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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