omnivorous

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

Definition of omnivorous

1 :feeding on both animal and vegetable substances
  • omnivorous animals
2 :avidly taking in everything as if devouring or consuming
  • an omnivorous reader
  • omnivorous curiosity

omnivorously

adverb

Examples of omnivorous in a Sentence

  1. She is an omnivorous reader.

  2. a child with omnivorous curiosity

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Origin and Etymology of omnivorous

Latin omnivorus, from omni- + -vorus -vorous


OMNIVOROUS Defined for English Language Learners

omnivorous

adjective

Definition of omnivorous for English Language Learners

  • : eating both plants and animals

  • : eager to learn about many different things


OMNIVOROUS Defined for Kids

omnivorous

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

Definition of omnivorous for Students

:feeding on plants and animals

Medical Dictionary

omnivorous

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

medical Definition of omnivorous

:eating both animal and plant matter

omnivorously

adverb

omnivorousness

noun


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