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Definition of "frugivorous" [fru•giv•o•rous]

  • Feeding on fruit; fruit-eating. (adjective)

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 "frugivorous" in a sentence
  • "Its powerful bill enabled it to break, and its capacious, stone-supplied gizzard to digest, the hardest shells and kernels; and thus a kind of frugivorous vulture, it cleared away the decaying vegetable matter."
  • "An article by B.A. Loisell and J.G. Blake, Potential Consequences of Extinction of Frugivorous Birds, discusses the important role frugivorous birds have on ecosystems."
  • "Many frugivorous birds feed mainly on fruits until nesting season when they incorporate protein rich insects into their diet."