[pi-siv-er-uh s]


adapted to feeding on fish; fish-eating.

Origin of piscivorous

First recorded in 1660–70; pisci- + -vorous
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feeding on fishpiscivorous birds
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Word Origin and History for piscivorous

1660s, from Latin piscis "fish" (see fish (n.)) + -vorous.

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piscivorous in Science


[pĭ-sĭvər-əs, pī-]

Habitually feeding on fish. Terns and cormorants are piscivorous birds.
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