Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Feeding on many different kinds of food: polyphagous insects or birds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Eating many types of food.
  • adj. Having many host plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Eating, or subsisting on, many kinds of food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Eating many different kinds of food; almost pamphagous or omnivorous; not monophagous.
  • Specifically, of certain animal parasites, requiring more than one host in order to complete their life-cycle: contrasted with monophagous, 2.

Etymologies

From poly- + -phagous. (Wiktionary)

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