feeding on seeds

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Granivorous — Gra*niv o*rous, a. [L. granum grain + vorare to devour: cf. F. granivore.] Eating grain; feeding or subsisting on seeds; as, granivorous birds. Gay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • granivorous — [grə niv′ə rəs] adj. 〚 GRANI + VOROUS〛 feeding on grain and seeds * * * gra·niv·o·rous (grə nĭvʹər əs) adj. Feeding on grain and seeds. * * * …   Universalium

  • granivorous — [grə niv′ə rəs] adj. [ GRANI + VOROUS] feeding on grain and seeds …   English World dictionary

  • granivorous — adjective Etymology: Latin granum grain Date: 1646 feeding on seeds or grain < granivorous rodents > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • granivorous — adjective grain and seed eating …   Wiktionary

  • granivorous — gra·niv·o·rous || grÉ™ nɪvÉ™rÉ™s adj. seed eating; feeding on grains or seeds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • granivorous — [gra nɪv(ə)rəs] adjective Zoology (of an animal) feeding on grain. Derivatives granivore noun Origin C17: from L. granum grain + vorous …   English new terms dictionary

  • granivorous — gra·niv·o·rous …   English syllables

  • granivorous — gra•niv•o•rous [[t]grəˈnɪv ər əs[/t]] adj. zool. feeding or subsisting on grain or seeds • Etymology: 1645–55; < Lgrān(um) grain+ i + vorous …   From formal English to slang

  • granivorous — /grəˈnɪvərəs/ (say gruh nivuhruhs) adjective feeding on grain and seeds. {grani + vorous} …   Australian English dictionary

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