Definition of omnivorous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɒmˈnɪvərəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɑːmˈnɪvərəs//
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  1. 1(specialist) eating all types of food, especially both plants and meat compare carnivorous, herbivorous
  2. 2(formal) having wide interests in a particular area or activity She has always been an omnivorous reader.
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin omnivorus + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: omnivorous