seminivorous

seed-eating

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • seminivorous — /sem euh niv euhr euhs/, adj. feeding on seeds: seminivorous birds. [1680 90; < L semin (s. of semen) seed, SEMEN + I + VOROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • seminivorous — sem·i·niv·o·rous …   English syllables

  • seminivorous — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|nivərəs adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin seminivorus, from Latin semin , semen + i + vorus vorous : feeding on seeds …   Useful english dictionary

  • Feeding and Eating — Like many people, I enjoy eating perhaps too much so. This list of 113 words describes different things one could eat, although a human would have to be pretty desperate to eat lice or limestone. Then again, I ve eaten at McDonald s hundreds of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • seminal —   a. pertaining to semen; pertaining to seed; capable of development; having wide creative influence.    ♦ semination, n. sowing of seed.    ♦ seminative, a. producing growth.    ♦ seminiferal,    ♦ seminiferous,    ♦ seminific(al), a. producing… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sem|i|niv|o|rous — «SEHM uh NIHV uhr uhs», adjective. eating or feeding on seeds: »seminivorous birds. ╂[< Latin sēmen, inis seed + vorāre devour + English ous] …   Useful english dictionary

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