Definition of Carpophagous

1. Adjective. Feeding on fruit.

Exact synonyms: Fruit-eating
Similar to: Herbivorous



Definition of Carpophagous

1. a. Living on fruits; fruit-consuming.

Definition of Carpophagous

1. Adjective. Living on fruits; fruit-eating. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpophagous

carpometacarpal
carpometacarpal joint of thumb
carpometacarpal joints
carpometacarpal ligaments
carpometacarpi
carpometacarpus
carpool
carpooled
carpooler
carpoolers
carpooling
carpools
carpopedal
carpopedal contraction
carpopedal spasm
carpophagous (current term)
carpophore
carpophores
carpophylls
carpophyte
carpophytes
carpoptosis
carport
carports
carpospore
carpospores
carposporic
carposporous
carprofen

Literary usage of Carpophagous

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1. The system of nature by Edward Newman (1843)
"... often used to hold food, but, in such instances, assuming the office without the structure of hands; almost entirely phytophagous, mostly carpophagous. ..."

2. The Island World of the Pacific Ocean by Charles Marion Tyler, Howard & Pariser (1885)
"... and the echoes ring with the shrill cries of parrots and lories, and the murmurs of carpophagous pigeons. Animal life is not so abundant as vegetable. ..."

3. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1866)
"... clavicles are distinct from each other and from the coracoid in some Ground Parrots and carpophagous Doves ( Columba galeata, eg). The scapula, fig. ..."

4. Bibliographia Zoologiæ Et Geologiæ: A General Catalogue of All Books, Tracts by Louis Agassiz (1854)
"On the Economy of a South American species of the Coleopterous genus Upis, with a few Remarks on carpophagous Insects in general.—Trans. Entom. Soc. II. p. ..."

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