Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The terminal element, meaning ‘eating,’ of various compound adjectives, as carnivorous, herbivorous, insectivorous, omnivorous, piscivorous, etc.

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Examples

  • This method procured me the male bald-buzzard; which differed from the female in nothing but the general diftin&ion of carni - vorous birds, that of being al - ways a third fnraller.

    Sporting Magazine

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