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
Examples of omnivorous in a Sentence
She is an omnivorous reader.
a child with omnivorous curiosity
Recent Examples of omnivorous from the Web
The only other candidates were the large, meat-eating or omnivorous mammals of the site.
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Origin and Etymology of omnivorous
Latin omnivorus, from omni- + -vorus -vorous
First Known Use: circa 1656
OMNIVOROUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of omnivorous for English Language Learners
: eating both plants and animals
: eager to learn about many different things
OMNIVOROUS Defined for Kids
Definition of omnivorous for Students
: feeding on plants and animals
Medical Definition of omnivorous
: eating both animal and plant matter
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