Omnivorous meaning

ŏm-nĭvər-əs
Eating food of any kind, including animals and plants.
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(figuratively) Having an interest in a variety of subjects.

2003 Winchester, Simon, The Meaning of Everything; The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary, New York: Oxford University Press. p72.

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Eating any sort of food, esp. both animal and vegetable food.
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The definition of omnivorous is feeding on both plants and meat or taking anything available.

A person who eats both vegetables and meat is an example of someone who is omnivorous.

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Taking in everything indiscriminately, as with the intellect.

An omnivorous reader.

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Eating food of any kind, including animals and plants.
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Having a diet which is neither exclusively carnivorous nor herbivorous.
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Taking in everything available, as with the mind.

An omnivorous reader.

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Origin of omnivorous

  • From Latin omnivorus omni- omni- -vorus -vorous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin omni, all and -vore.

    From Wiktionary