- eating both animal and plant foods.
- eating all kinds of foods indiscriminately.
- taking in everything, as with the mind: an omnivorous reader.
Origin of omnivorous
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- eating food of both animal and vegetable origin, or any type of food indiscriminately
- taking in or assimilating everything, esp with the mind
Word Origin for omnivorous
C17: from Latin omnivorus all-devouring, from omni- + vorāre to eat greedily
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Word Origin and History for omnivorism
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