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Feeding on fruit; fruit-eating.

[Latin frūx, frūg-, fruit + -vorous.]


(Botany) feeding on fruit; fruit-eating
[C18: from frugi- (as in frugal) + -vorous]


(fruˈdʒɪv ər əs)

[1705–15; < Latin frūgi-, comb. form of frūx fruit + -vorous]
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These people of the remote future were strict vegetarians, and while I was with them, in spite of some carnal cravings, I had to be frugivorous also.
ff Ciridops were frugivorous "fruits of the palm Pritchardia are claimed to be its food source; if so, one of the smaller-fruited species of Pritchardia is to be suspected" (Carlquist 1974: 162).
Seed shadows generated by frugivorous birds in an eastern Mediterranean scrub.
Emerging encephalitogenic viruses: lyssaviruses and henipaviruses transmitted by frugivorous bats.
Larger quantities of invertebrates in nestling diets have been documented for woodpeckers and other avian species, even for some species that are typically granivorous or frugivorous (Morton 1973, Morris et al.
Species diversity of frugivorous flies (Diptera: Tephritoidae) from hosts in the Cerrado of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Asia has frugivorous birds with gapes big enough to pass the biggest Nyssa fruits, so I assume the fleshy fruits of N.
Within North America, distinct RV variants have been associated with rabid wildlife, including foxes, coyotes, raccoons, skunks, and multiple species of frugivorous, insectivorous, and hematophagous bats.
Inter-relations between frugivorous vertebrates and pioneer plants: Cecropia, birds, and bats in French Guyana.
The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel), is one of the most important pests of the horticultural industry in Asian and Pacific countries, because its larvae are frugivorous on more than 250 plant species including citrus and mango.
Numerous frugivorous bat species (genus Pteropus), and some insectivous bat species have been found to be reservoir hosts of henipaviruses in Australia and Asian countries (7-9).
4 Hosts of Psittacanthus acinarius & Number of Number of Adults & samples (n) Frugivorous Insect Species Anacardiaceae Astronium graveolens (1) -- Myracrodruon urundeuva (5) Neosilba sp.