Definitions for omnivorousɒmˈnɪv ər əs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
om•niv•o•rousɒmˈnɪv ər əs(adj.)
feeding on both animals and plants.
eating all kinds of foods indiscriminately.
taking in everything, as with the mind:
an omnivorous reader.
Origin of omnivorous:
1650–60; < L omnivorus=omni-omni-+-vorous-vorous
feeding on both plants and animals
Having a diet which is neither exclusively carnivorous nor herbivorous.
Having an interest in a variety of subjects.
2003 Winchester, Simon, The Meaning of Everything; The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary, New York: Oxford University Press. p72:
Origin: From the Latin omni, all and -vore.
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