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om·niv·o·rous

 (ŏm-nĭv′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Eating food of any kind, including animals and plants.
2. Taking in everything available, as with the mind: an omnivorous reader.

[From Latin omnivorus : omni-, omni- + -vorus, -vorous.]

om·niv′o·rous·ly adv.
om·niv′o·rous·ness n.

omnivorous

(ɒmˈnɪvərəs)
adj
1. (Zoology) eating food of both animal and vegetable origin, or any type of food indiscriminately
2. taking in or assimilating everything, esp with the mind
[C17: from Latin omnivorus all-devouring, from omni- + vorāre to eat greedily]
omˈnivorously adv
omˈnivorousness n

om•niv•o•rous

(ɒmˈnɪv ər əs)

adj.
1. feeding on both animals and plants.
2. eating all kinds of foods indiscriminately.
3. taking in everything, as with the mind: an omnivorous reader.
[1650–60; < Latin omnivorus=omni- omni- + -vorous -vorous]
om•niv′o•rous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.omnivorous - feeding on both plants and animals
carnivorous - (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals; "carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"
herbivorous - feeding only on plants
insectivorous - (of animals and plants) feeding on insects

omnivorous

adjective
Having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit:
Translations
mindenevő

omnivorous

[ɒmˈnɪvərəs] ADJomnívoro
she is an omnivorous readeres una lectora insaciable

omnivorous

[ɒmˈnɪvərəs] adjomnivore

omnivorous

adj (lit)alles fressend, omnivor (spec); an omnivorous readerein Vielfraß m, → was Bücher angeht

omnivorous

[ɒmˈnɪvrəs] adjonnivoro/a

om·niv·o·rous

a. omnívoro-a, que come alimentos de origen vegetal y animal.
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