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granivorous

[gruh-niv-er-uh s] /grəˈnɪv ər əs/
adjective
1.
(of an animal, especially a bird) eating grain and seeds.
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Examples from the web for granivorous
  • Mourning doves are primarily granivorous ground feeders.
  • Sea oats are the dominant plants and the abundance of seeds are food for the many granivorous birds which inhabit the dunes.
  • The risk is different for domestic chickens or turkeys, which are more likely to have contact with granivorous birds.
British Dictionary definitions for granivorous

granivorous

/ɡræˈnɪvərəs/
adjective
1.
(of animals) feeding on seeds and grain
Derived Forms
granivore (ˈɡrænɪˌvɔː) noun
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