- The definition of an omnivore is someone or something that eats meats and plants.
An example of an omnivore is a human.
People are omnivores.
an omnivorous person or animal
Origin of omnivore; from Modern Latin omnivora (pl.), old designation for the group containing the pig ; from Classical Latin neuter plural of omnivorus: see omnivorous
- An omnivorous animal: “Humans are quintessential omnivores” (Paul Rozin).
- One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.
Origin of omnivoreFrom New Latin Omnivora, omnivores, from neuter pl. of Latin omnivorus, omnivorous; see omnivorous.
From Latin omne "all, everything" + vorare "to devour".