Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Eating food of any kind, including animals and plants.
  • adjective Taking in everything available, as with the mind.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • All-devouring; eating food of every kind indiscriminately; specifically, of or pertaining to the Omnivora: as, omnivorous animals: often used figuratively: as, an omnivorous reader.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective All-devouring; eating everything indiscriminately.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) Eating both animal and vegetable food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a diet which is neither exclusively carnivorous nor herbivorous.
  • adjective figuratively Having an interest in a variety of subjects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective feeding on both plants and animals

Etymologies

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

[From Latin omnivorus : omni-, omni- + -vorus, -vorous.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the Latin omni, all and -vore.

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