- adapted to feeding on fish; fish-eating.
Origin of piscivorous
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Examples from the Web for piscivorous
The water-moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorous) is dark chestnut-brown with darker markings.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
The same motion is, however, performed by some piscivorous birds, which are not provided with this particular bone.Eccentricities of the Animal Creation.
- feeding on fishpiscivorous birds
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Word Origin and History for piscivorous
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- Habitually feeding on fish. Terns and cormorants are piscivorous birds.
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