Definition of Frugivorous

1. a. Feeding on fruit, as birds and other animals.



Definition of Frugivorous

1. Adjective. Having a diet that consists mostly of fruit; fruit-eating. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frugivorous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Frugivorous

1. Feeding on fruit, as birds and other animals. Origin: L. Frux, frugis, fruit + vorare to devour., cf. F. Frugivore. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frugivorous

frugal
frugalism
frugalista
frugalistas
frugalities
frugality
frugally
frugalness
frugged
frugging
frugiferent
frugiferous
frugivora
frugivore
frugivores
frugivorous (current term)
frugs
fruict
fruicts
fruit'y
fruit-bearing
fruit-cake
fruit-eating(a)
fruit-tree
fruit bar
fruit bat
fruit bats
fruit bowl
fruit bowls

Literary usage of Frugivorous

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1. Martin's Natural History: Containing Two Hundred and Sixty-two Beautifully by F. Martin (1874)
"... even after the old one is killed. The genuine tribe of bats is divided into two classes—the carnivorous and frugivorous. 1. frugivorous BATS, OR ..."

2. Physiology of Bodily Exercise by Fernand Lagrange (1890)
"... frugivorous Animals and Hunting Animals ; the Flesh of the Haie and the Flesh of the Wolf—The Labourer and the Scholar—How we must explain " Habituation ..."

3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"... by its short, strong, and hooked conformation, to say nothing of the frugivorous habits oí the Barbels, while the straighter and more lengthened bill of ..."

4. Observations on the Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs: And on Mr. Paine's by Brooke Boothby (1792)
"... coequal with his natural powers, and capacities, and wants ; like the rights of the carnivorous to devour the frugivorous animals, and theirs to ..."

5. The London Medical Gazette (1851)
"Bell has pronounced that man, in his primitive state, must have been a frugivorous animal, because all the monkey tribe are recognised as such ; while, ..."

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