Definition of omnivore in English:


Syllabification: om·ni·vore
Pronunciation: /ˈämnəˌvôr


  • An animal or person that eats food of both plant and animal origin.
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    • Based on feeding habits, researchers broadly classify ray-finned fishes as herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, zooplanktivores and detrivores.
    • Ambush foragers typically respond visually to moving prey, but omnivores and herbivores may frequently need to identify immobile plant parts as food.
    • In the second part, the herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores are divided into large and small categories for comparison within and between subregions.


late 19th century: from French, from Latin omnivorus 'omnivorous'.

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