[ om-niv-er-uh s ]
/ ɒmˈnɪv ər əs /
eating both animal and plant foods.
eating all kinds of foods indiscriminately.
taking in everything, as with the mind: an omnivorous reader.
- omnium gatherum,
- omoclavicular triangle,
Origin of omnivorous
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/ (ɒmˈnɪvərəs) /
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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