Definition of frugivorous in English:

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Pronunciation: /fro͞oˈjivərəs/


(Of an animal) feeding on fruit.
Example sentences
  • Little is known, however, about either the natural occurrence of ethanol within fruits or the behavioral responses of frugivorous animals to such cues.
  • The natural occurrence of ethanol within ripe and fermenting fruit suggests that low-level ethanol exposure via dietary ingestion is characteristic of all frugivorous metazoans.
  • Accordingly, the hypothesized deterrence of ethanol to frugivorous vertebrates, or specifically primates, is unsubstantiated.


Mid 20th century: from Latin frux, frug- 'fruit' + -vorous.

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Syllabification: fru·giv·o·rous

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