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Definition of "frugivore" [frugivore]

  • An animal, such as a chimpanzee or fruit bat, that feeds primarily on fruit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "frugivore" in a sentence
  • "A frugivore is a type of herbivore (plant-eating animal) that eats a substantial portion of fruit."
  • "As our environment becomes more acidic and we introduce synthetic chemicals, the biomass of any resident species -- whether frugivore, herbivore, or carnivore -- will literally incorporate those substances in the flesh."
  • "Management of plant invasions mediated by frugivore interactions."
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