pi·​sciv·​o·​rous pə-ˈsi-və-rəs How to pronounce piscivorous (audio)
: feeding on fishes

Examples of piscivorous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Otherwise, these fish are mostly piscivorous, and will eat a variety of species depending on what’s available in that watershed. Outdoor Life, 30 Nov. 2023 Group foraging increases foraging efficiency in a piscivorous diver, the African penguin. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 26 Sep. 2017 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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Word History


Latin piscis + English -vorous

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of piscivorous was in 1668

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“Piscivorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piscivorous. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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