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insectivorous

[ in-sek-tiv-er-uhs ]
/ ˌɪn sɛkˈtɪv ər əs /
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adjective

adapted to feeding on insects.
Botany. having specialized leaves or leaf parts capable of trapping and digesting insects, as the Venus's-flytrap, the pitcher plants, and the sundews.

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Origin of insectivorous

From the New Latin word insectivorus, dating back to 1655–65. See insect, -i-, -vorous
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British Dictionary definitions for insectivorous

insectivorous
/ (ˌɪnsɛkˈtɪvərəs) /

adjective

feeding on or adapted for feeding on insectsinsectivorous plants
of or relating to the order Insectivora
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