Origin of omnivore
1885–90; < French, on the model of carnivore, etc.
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The interlude with the omnivore provided him with one answer.
He sat until it was dark and the omnivore resumed its normal activity.
I guess it could be called an omnivore—now that our clothing is handy, it eats that, too.
It didn't wipe out the still more primitive ancestor of the omnivore, because it could adapt to changing conditions.
- an omnivorous person or animal
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- An omnivorous person or animal.
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- An organism that eats both plants and animals.
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An animal whose normal diet includes both plants and animals. Human beings and bears, for instance, are omnivores.
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