[ pa-niv-er-uhs ]

  1. subsisting on bread; bread-eating.

Origin of panivorous

First recorded in 1820–30; from Latin pān(is) “bread” + -i- + -vorous

Words Nearby panivorous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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