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Definition of "insectivore" [in•sec•ti•vore]

  • Any of various small, principally nocturnal mammals of the order Insectivora, characteristically feeding chiefly on insects and including the shrews, moles, and hedgehogs. (noun)
  • An organism that feeds mainly on insects. (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 "insectivore" in a sentence
  • "Labels: insectivore, rediscovered posted by Chad Arment @ 1: 31 PM"
  • "The narrow-faced insectivore entrepreneur blinked."
  • "The highest form of insectivore left in CONUS is the spider."