Definition of Omnivorous

1. Adjective. Feeding on both plants and animals.




Definition of Omnivorous

1. a. All-devouring; eating everything indiscriminately; as, omnivorous vanity; esp. (Zoöl.), eating both animal and vegetable food.

Definition of Omnivorous

1. Adjective. Having a diet which is neither exclusively carnivorous nor herbivorous. ¹

2. Adjective. (figuratively) Having an interest in a variety of subjects. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Omnivorous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Omnivorous

1. All-devouring; eating everything indiscriminately; as, omnivorous vanity; especially. Eating both animal and vegetable food. Omniv"orousness. Origin: L. Omnivorus; omnis all + vorate to eat greedily. See Voracious. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Omnivorous

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1. Fruits and Farinacea the Proper Food of Man: Being an Attempt to Prove, from by John Smith, Russell Thacher Trall (1856)
"If the former be the case, then is man truly omnivorous; if the latter, he is not omnivorous. We have seen how far comparative anatomy supports the latter ..."

2. The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time by Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler, David Josiah Brewer (1900)
"An omnivorous Biped that wears Breeches. To the eye of Pure Reason what is he ? A soul, a Spirit, and Divine Apparition. Round his mysterious ME there lies, ..."

3. Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization: As by Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1908)
"An omnivorous Biped that wears Breeches. To the eye of Pure Reason what is he ? A soul, a Spirit, and Divine Apparition. Round his mysterious ME there lies, ..."

4. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The large majority of the species subsist chiefly on animal food, though many are omnivorous, and a few chiefly vegetable- eaters. ..."

5. The North-west Amazons: Notes of Some Months Spent Among Cannibal Tribes by Thomas Whiffen (1915)
"And it is well for the Indians that they are omnivorous, for the uncertainty of food supply is the most certain factor of life in the Amazonian bush.2 To ..."

6. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"F and G.) ORIGIN OF omnivorous AND HERBIVOROUS TYPES OF MOLARS IN THE EARLY PLACENTALS Up to this time we have been dealing, in the placental mammals, ..."

7. The Natural Diet of Man by John Harvey Kellogg (2006)
"That man is naturally omnivorous. The statement that man is omnivorous is made without an atom of scientific support. It is true the average hotel bill of ..."

8. Play in Education by Joseph Lee (1915)
"... child of the Big Injun age as if he were intellectually omnivorous. Such, however, is not quite my meaning, nor the true state of the case. ..."

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