from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An omnivorous person or animal.
- n. One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An animal which is able to consume both plants (like a herbivore) and meat (like a carnivore).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An omnivorous animal, or one whose food is extremely varied in its character. Good examples of omnivores are to be found in some of the small monkeys that feed on fruit, eggs, insects, and birds. Correlative with herbivore, carnivore, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who eats all kinds of foods
- n. an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances
From New Latin Omnivora, omnivores, from neuter pl. of Latin omnivorus, omnivorous; see omnivorous.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin omne "all, everything" + vorare "to devour". (Wiktionary)