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granivorous

[ gruh-niv-er-uhs ]
/ grəˈnɪv ər əs /
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adjective
(of an animal, especially a bird) eating grain and seeds.
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Origin of granivorous

First recorded in 1640–50; grani- + -vorous
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British Dictionary definitions for granivorous

granivorous
/ (ɡræˈnɪvərəs) /

adjective
(of animals) feeding on seeds and grain

Derived forms of granivorous

granivore (ˈɡrænɪˌvɔː), noun
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