follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

insectivorous

[in-sek-tiv-er-uh s] /ˌɪn sɛkˈtɪv ər əs/
adjective
1.
adapted to feeding on insects.
2.
Botany. having specialized leaves or leaf parts capable of trapping and digesting insects, as the Venus's-flytrap, the pitcher plants, and the sundews.
Origin of insectivorous
1655-1665
1655-65; < New Latin insectivorus. See insect, -i-, -vorous
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for insectivorous
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for insectivorous

insectivorous

/ˌɪnsɛkˈtɪvərəs/
adjective
1.
feeding on or adapted for feeding on insects: insectivorous plants
2.
of or relating to the order Insectivora
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
insectivorous in Science
insectivore
  (ĭn-sěk'tə-vôr')   
  1. An animal or plant that feeds mainly on insects.

  2. Any of various small, usually nocturnal mammals of the order Insectivora that feed on insects and other invertebrates. Insectivores have long snouts and resemble rodents, but lack gnawing incisors. Moles, shrews, hedgehogs, and tenrecs are insectivores.


insectivorous adjective
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for insectivorous

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for insectivorous

0
22
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for insectivorous