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 Fish Filcher -- this piscivorous lad is crazy for fish. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "Keep an eye out for Yule troublemakers on Medina County hike," 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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7 Jan 2021

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“Piscivorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piscivorous. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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