piscivorous

adjective
pi·​sciv·​o·​rous | \ pə-ˈsi-və-rəs How to pronounce piscivorous (audio) , pī- \

Definition of piscivorous

: feeding on fishes

Examples of piscivorous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The massive throngs of fish attracted a slew of piscivorous birds, including herons, kingfishers and large flycatchers known as kiskadees. Jack Tamisiea, Scientific American, 22 Dec. 2021 Fish Filcher -- this piscivorous lad is crazy for fish. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of piscivorous

1668, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piscivorous

Latin piscis + English -vorous

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“Piscivorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piscivorous. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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