Frugivorous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Frugivorous Feeding on fruit, as birds and other animals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • frugivorous Feeding on fruits, especially soft fruits, as many mammals, birds, etc., those which feed on small hard fruits, as seeds and grain, being distinguished usually as granivorous.
    • frugivorous Specifically, in mammalogy, pertaining to the Frugivora.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Frugivorous feeding on fruits or seeds
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. frux, frugis, fruit + vorare, to devour.: cf. F. frugivore,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. frux, frugisferre, to carry, vorāre, to eat.

Usage

In literature:

It is claimed that this si'-le is both carnivorous and frugivorous.
"The Bontoc Igorot" by Albert Ernest Jenks
Cuvier places them after the Bats, but they seem properly to link the Lemurs and the frugivorous Bats.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
Frugivorous animals, to which class the human race properly belongs, eat slowly.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
The apes are frugivorous animals, though not exclusively so.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
The ourang-outang is the most anthropomorphous of the ape tribe, all of which are strictly frugivorous.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
In frugivorous bats the ear is simple and but slightly variable.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Those with hooked-bill are carnivorous and predatory or frugivorous.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
Insectivorous bats are numerous, but the frugivorous division of this order is only represented by a single species in Japan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Waxwings are typically frugivorous; berries are the staple food.
"Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds" by M. Dale Arvey
The members of this sub-order are mostly insectivorous though occasionally "frugivorous or sanguivorous" Bats.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
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