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

  • adj. Feeding on insects; insectivorous.

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  • adj. feeding on insects; insectivorous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Feeding on insects; insectivorous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Feeding on insects; insectivorous.


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  • In an interesting memoir by Rondani, published in the Bolletino del Comizio agrario di Parma for December, 1868, it is maintained that birds are often injurious to the agriculturist, by preying not only on noxious insects, but sometimes exclusively, or at least by preference, on entomophagous tribes which would otherwise destroy those injurious to cultivated plants.

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  • [Footnote: On parasitic and entomophagous insects, see a paper by Rondani referred to p. 119 ante.]

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  • Azotobacter, Ryzobium, and Micorriza; the development of biological plague and disease controls, particularly in the reproduction centers of the entomophagous and entomopathogenous varieties, of which a broad network has been quickly produced; the search for solutions involving animal feed, such as a system of rational rotation of feeding grounds for livestock and natural fertilization by cattle; the preparation of fodder from sugarcane or the by-products of the sugar industry; and other new solutions that have been implemented very quickly throughout the country once its viability and advisability have been determined.

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