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euryphagous

[yoo-rif-uh-guh s, yuh-]
adjective Ecology.
  1. (of an animal) able to subsist on a wide variety of foods.
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Compare stenophagous.

Origin of euryphagous

First recorded in 1925–30; eury- + -phagous
Related formseu·ry·phage [yoo r-uh-feyj, yur-] /ˈyʊər əˌfeɪdʒ, ˈyɜr-/, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The crow is euryphagous and, as shown by this study, the diets of crows a few miles apart may differ.

    Food of the Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos Brehm, in South-central Kansas

    Dwight Platt