omnivore

[ om-nuh-vawr, -vohr ]
/ ˈɒm nəˌvɔr, -ˌvoʊr /

noun

someone or something that is omnivorous.
an omnivorous animal.

Nearby words

  1. omniscient,
  2. omnisexual,
  3. omnishambles,
  4. omnium gatherum,
  5. omnium-gatherum,
  6. omnivorous,
  7. omo-,
  8. omoclavicular triangle,
  9. omolara,
  10. omolon

Origin of omnivore

1885–90; < French, on the model of carnivore, etc.

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British Dictionary definitions for omnivore

omnivore

/ (ˈɒmnɪˌvɔː) /

noun

an omnivorous person or animal
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Word Origin and History for omnivore

omnivore

n.

1890, formed from omni- on model of carnivore (see omnivorous).

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Medicine definitions for omnivore

omnivore

[ ŏmnə-vôr′ ]

n.

An omnivorous person or animal.

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Science definitions for omnivore

omnivore

[ ŏmnə-vôr′ ]

An organism that eats both plants and animals.
Related formsomnivorous adjective

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Culture definitions for omnivore

omnivore

[ (om-nuh-vawr) ]

An animal whose normal diet includes both plants and animals. Human beings and bears, for instance, are omnivores.

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