Definition of polyphagous
: feeding on or utilizing many kinds of food
polyphagyplay \-jē\ noun
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U.S. Forest Service researchers estimate that the polyphagous shot hole borer beetle could kill 27 million trees in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, 38 percent of the 71 million trees in that region.
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Origin and Etymology of polyphagous
Greek polyphagos eating too much, from poly- + -phagos -phagous
First Known Use: 1770See Words from the same year
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