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frugivorous

[froo-jiv-er-uh s] /fruˈdʒɪv ər əs/
adjective
1.
fruit-eating, as certain bats.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; < Latin frūgi-, combining form of frūx fruit + -vorous
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  • Food abundance determines distribution and density of a frugivorous bird across seasons.
  • Our results showed that this parasitoid caused neither parasitism nor mortality to this non-frugivorous fly.
British Dictionary definitions for frugivorous

frugivorous

/fruːˈdʒɪvərəs/
adjective
1.
feeding on fruit; fruit-eating
Word Origin
C18: from frugi- (as in frugal) + -vorous
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Word Origin and History for frugivorous
adj.

from Latin frugi-, stem of frux "fruit, produce," related to fructus (see fruit) + -vorous.

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