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panivorous

[ pa-niv-er-uhs ]
/ pæˈnɪv ər əs /
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adjective

subsisting on bread; bread-eating.

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Origin of panivorous

1820–30; <Latin pān(is) bread + -i- + -vorous
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Example sentences from the Web for panivorous

  • At a time when man was "panivorous" and omnivorous, the craving for food was broken up into an infinity of petty ramifications.

    Underground Man|Gabriel Tarde
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