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piscivorous

[ pi-siv-er-uhs ]
/ pɪˈsɪv ər əs /
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adjective
adapted to feeding on fish; fish-eating.
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Origin of piscivorous

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

Words nearby piscivorous

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British Dictionary definitions for piscivorous

piscivorous
/ (pɪˈsɪvərəs) /

adjective
feeding on fishpiscivorous birds
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Scientific definitions for piscivorous

piscivorous
[ pĭ-sĭvər-əs, pī- ]

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