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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: omnivorus, from omni- ( OMNI-) + -vorus 'eating'

omnivorous

adjective
     
om‧niv‧o‧rous
1HBA an animal that is omnivorous eats both meat and plants [↪ carnivorous, herbivorous]
2 formal interested in everything, especially in all books:
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