Definition of frugivore in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfruːdʒɪvɔː/
Pronunciation: /ˈfruːdʒɪvɔː/


An animal that feeds on fruit.
Example sentences
  • Second, I review the scanty literature on whether vertebrate frugivores prefer fruits with presumably higher levels of ethanol over conspecific fruits with presumably lower levels of ethanol.
  • However, because of the great variety of microorganisms present in fruit, the associated effects on the interactions between vertebrate frugivores and fruiting plants may also be highly variable.
  • During the late Cretaceous and early Paleocene periods plant-eating mammals were frugivores, presumably because fruit can be more easily processed than foliage.


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

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