[ 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.
Related formsom·niv·o·rism, nounom·niv·o·rous·ly, adverbom·niv·o·rous·ness, nounom·niv·o·rism, noun
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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
Derived Formsomnivorously, adverbomnivorousness, noun
Word Origin for omnivorous
C17: from Latin omnivorus all-devouring, from omni- + vorāre to eat greedily
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