piscivorous

[pi-siv-er-uh s]

Origin of piscivorous

First recorded in 1660–70; pisci- + -vorous
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piscivorous

adjective
  1. feeding on fishpiscivorous birds
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Word Origin and History for piscivorous
adj.

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

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piscivorous in Science

piscivorous

[pĭ-sĭvər-əs, pī-]
  1. Habitually feeding on fish. Terns and cormorants are piscivorous birds.
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