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Word: omnivorous

Definition: eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything


Sentences Containing 'omnivorous'

For like certain other omnivorous roving lovers that might be named, my Lord Whale has no taste for the nursery, however much for the bower; and so, being a great traveller, he leaves his anonymous babies all over the world; every baby an exotic.
It also shares other species' omnivorous diet, although it prefers insects.
It was about long and probably omnivorous.
Its habitat is thick forest and it is omnivorous, eating a large variety of foods from the forest floor.
Tasmanian pygmy possums are omnivorous, feeding on insects, spiders, small lizards, nectar, and pollen, the latter two primarily coming from "Banksia" and eucalypts.
The Cabanis's Tanager is omnivorous, feeding on fruit and arthropods.
The ducks are omnivorous; they feed on vegetation, including marine and freshwater algae, dabbling and diving in the sea when the water is calm.
The northern brown bandicoot is omnivorous.
They are omnivorous quadrupeds with torpedo-shaped blue-gray, smooth-skinned bodies and a strong tail with two muscular horizontal flukes.
This crab is omnivorous and eats small fish, invertebrates and algae.
Workers forage alone and are omnivorous, however a majority of their diet consists of other insects.

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