piscivore

noun
pi·​sci·​vore | \ ˈpī-sə-ˌvȯr How to pronounce piscivore (audio) , ˈpi- \

Definition of piscivore

: a fish-eating animal

Examples of piscivore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All parts of the food chain were attracted to the reefs, including herbivores, detritivores, planktivores and predatory piscivores, the researchers found. Fox News, "Dying coral reefs could be saved by playing sounds of healthy coral reefs from speakers," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of piscivore

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piscivore

back-formation from piscivorous

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Cite this Entry

“Piscivore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piscivore. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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