HyperDic: insectivorous

English > 1 sense of the word insectivorous:
ADJECTIVEallinsectivorous(of animals and plants) feeding on insects
insectivorous > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > insectivorous: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaning(of animals and plants) feeding on insects.
Categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
plant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Narrowerapivorousfeeding on bees
myrmecophagousfeeding on ants
Oppositecarnivorous(used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals
herbivorousfeeding only on plants
omnivorousfeeding on both plants and animals
Nounsinsectivoresmall insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial / terrestrial or fossorial mammals
insectivoreany organism that feeds mainly on insects

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