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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

First recorded in 1820–30; from Latin pān(is) “bread” + -i- + -vorous
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How to use panivorous in a sentence

  • 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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