omnivore

[om-nuh-vawr, -vohr]
noun
1.
someone or something that is omnivorous.
2.
an omnivorous animal.

Origin:
1885–90; < French, on the model of carnivore, etc.

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omnivore (ˈɒmnɪˌvɔː)
 
n
an omnivorous person or animal

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omnivore
1890, formed on model of carnivore (see omnivorous).
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Medical Dictionary

omnivore om·ni·vore (ŏm'nə-vôr')
n.
An omnivorous person or animal.

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Science Dictionary
omnivore   (ŏm'nə-vôr')  Pronunciation Key 
An organism that eats both plants and animals.

omnivorous adjective
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Cultural Dictionary
omnivore [(om-nuh-vawr)]

An animal whose normal diet includes both plants and animals. Human beings and bears, for instance, are omnivores.

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Example sentences
The red fox is an omnivore, meaning that it eats both plant and animal foods.
The crayfish is an omnivore, hunting mostly at night.
The blue crab is an omnivore, eating both plants and animals.
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