[pa-niv-er-uh s]


subsisting on bread; bread-eating.

Origin of panivorous

1820–30; < Latin pān(is) bread + -i- + -vorous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for panivorous

Historical Examples of 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