- (of an animal, especially a bird) eating grain and seeds.
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Examples from the Web for granivorous
They are mostly vermivorous; some, however, are granivorous or herbivorous.
Their selection of nutriment is frugivorous, granivorous, insectivorous, and vermivorous.
This bag is very conspicuous in the granivorous tribes immediately after eating.
In fact, there are few of the granivorous animals that may not be brought to be carnivorous.
We know, in fact, that nearly all granivorous birds hold communion together, and mutually caress each other with the bill.The Natural History of Cage Birds
J. M. Bechstein
- (of animals) feeding on seeds and grain