pi·​sci·​vore ˈpī-sə-ˌvȯr How to pronounce piscivore (audio)
: a fish-eating animal

Example Sentences

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, 3 Dec. 2019

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Word History


back-formation from piscivorous

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piscivore was in 1952

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Cite this Entry

“Piscivore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piscivore. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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