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forager

[ fawr-i-jer, for- ]
/ ˈfɔr ɪ dʒər, ˈfɒr- /
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noun

a person or animal who goes out in search of food or provisions of any kind:The ants you see are the foragers, out looking for food and water, and they represent only a very small number of the total colony.
someone who collects or obtains things through hunting or searching about:We meet the protagonist struggling to make ends meet as a scrap-metal forager in a remote community.

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