Definition of Granivorous

1. a. Eating grain; feeding or subsisting on seeds; as, granivorous birds.



Definition of Granivorous

1. Adjective. grain and seed eating. ¹

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Definition of Granivorous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Granivorous

1. Eating grain; feeding or subsisting on seeds; as, granivorous birds. Seed-eating. Not same as graminivorous? = feeding on grass or the seeds of grass. Latter is for beasts. Origin: L. Granum grain + vorare to devour: cf. F. Granivore. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Granivorous

granisetron
granita
granitas
granite
granitelike
granites
graniteware
granitewares
granitic
granitical
granitification
granitiform
granitoid
granivore
granivores
granivorous (current term)
grannam
grannams
grannie
grannied
grannies
granny
granny's bonnets
granny-bashing
granny annexe
granny annexes
granny dumping
granny knot
granny knots
granny panties

Literary usage of Granivorous

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1. Report of the Secretary for Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1863)
"Summer resident, common ; granivorous. It subsists on various grass and other ... Summer resident, very rare ; granivorous ; habits similar to those of the ..."

2. Graded Speller: Book I : Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Years by Christian Brothers (1914)
"... grandeur, grandiose. granum, a grain: grain, grainy,- granary, granite, granivorous, granulate, granule. (J) Mors (Mortis), death. Root used: mort. 1. ..."

3. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1774)
"In granivorous birds therefore one (ingle organ ... both to the teeth and fto- of granivorous quadrupeds, ..."

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