Crossword clues for omnivore
- One who may order a salad and a steak
- One taking it all in
- Not a fussy eater!
- Human, typically, diet-wise
- He's hardly a picky eater?
- He'll eat anything
- Goat, for one
- Far-from-fussy eater
- Consumer of both plant and animal matter
- Bear or human
- Badger, as a rule
- Animal that eats any type of food
- Adaptable eater
- Not a picky eater
- Hardly a picky eater?
- An animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances
- A person who eats all kinds of foods
- Human, e.g., foodwise
- Move in or suffer (he'll take in all sorts)
- Move in or out — I can take anything
- One who eats everything, having drunk more vino
- Man, e.g
- Hardly a fussy eater?
- Type of animal
- Plant and meat consumer
- One who'll eat anything
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. An animal which is able to consume both plants (like a herbivore) and meat (like a carnivore).
n. a person who eats all kinds of foods
an animal that feeds on both animal and vegetable substances
Omnivore is a consumption classification for animals that have the capability to obtain energy and nutrients from materials originating from plant and animal origin. Often, omnivores also have the ability to incorporate food sources such as algae, fungi, and bacteria into their diet as well.
Omnivores come from diverse backgrounds that often independently evolved sophisticated consumption capabilities. For instance, dogs evolved from primarily carnivorous organisms ( Carnivora) while pigs evolved from primarily herbivorous organisms ( Artiodactyla). What this means is that physical characteristics are often not reliable indicators of whether an animal has the ability to obtain energy and nutrients from both plant and animal matter. Due to the wide range of entirely unrelated organisms independently evolving the capability to obtain energy and nutrients from both plant and animal materials, no generalizations about the anatomical features of all omnivores can realistically be made.
The variety of different animals that are classified as omnivores can be placed into further categories depending on their feeding behaviors. Frugivores include maned wolves and orangutans; insectivores include swallows and pink fairy armadillos; granivores include large ground finches and humans. (This is due to the average human diet mainly consisting of grains, with rice, maize and wheat comprising two-thirds of human food consumption).
All of these animals are omnivores, yet still fall into special niches in terms of feeding behaviors and preferred foods. Being omnivores gives these animals more food security in stressful times and/or makes possible living in less consistent environments.
Usage examples of "omnivore".
He is a super-bird, a wingless omnivore like me and thee, who sounds rather like Diatryma a few million years ahead of his time.
There was a pair of deltatheridiums, ratlike omnivores, neither marsupial nor placental, a unique line that would not outlive the dinosaurs.
There were large and small, skulkers and runners, pygmies and giants, slim omnivores and pillar-toothed herbivores.
Somehow the notion that Cal should try to drink the blood of the omnivore disturbed Aquilon even more than had the donation of her own.
The humans themselves are omnivores, and have therefore evolved cuisines incorporating both flesh and vegetation.
They were highly adaptable, they were omnivores as humankind's ancestors were, and in fact they resembled some of the primitive specimens on our own family tree.
We got a dialogue going many years later, because I sent him a fan letter after reading Omnivore.
Even among herbivores and omnivores, many species, like koalas, are too finicky in their plant preferences to recommend themselves as farm animals.
The giant forest pig, Hylochoerus meinertzhageni, six teats and thirty-eight chromosomes, a resourceful feeder, an opportunistic omnivore, like man.
This is what Mason sent to his breeders in Sardinia to prepare the theater of Dr Lecter's death: The giant forest pig, Hylochoerus meinertzhageni, six teats and thirty-eight chromosomes, a resourceful feeder, an opportunistic omnivore, like man.
No one was sure if it was breeding or genetics or great good fortune or the omnivore diet, but werewolves, in addition to being exceptionally strong and exceptionally fast, were exceptionally easy on the eyes.