Omnivorous Om*niv"o*rous, a. [L. omnivorus; omnis all + vorate to eat greedily. See {Voracious}.] 1. All-devouring; eating everything indiscriminately; as, omnivorous vanity; an omnivorous intellect. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. Specifically: (Zo["o]l.), Eating both animal and vegetable food. [1913 Webster] -- {Om*niv"o*rous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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