Definitions for omnivorousɒmˈnɪv ər əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

om•niv•o•rousɒmˈnɪv ər əs(adj.)

  1. feeding on both animals and plants.

    Category: Ecology

  2. eating all kinds of foods indiscriminately.

  3. taking in everything, as with the mind:

    an omnivorous reader.

Origin of omnivorous:

1650–60; < L omnivorus=omni-omni-+-vorous-vorous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. omnivorous(adj)

    feeding on both plants and animals


  1. omnivorous(Adjective)

    Having a diet which is neither exclusively carnivorous nor herbivorous.

  2. omnivorous(Adjective)

    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:

  3. Origin: From the Latin omni, all and -vore.


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