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omnivorous

adjective uk   /ɒmˈnɪv.ər.əs/ us    /ɑːmˈnɪv.ɚ-/
naturally able to eat both plants and meat: Pigs are omnivorous animals. enthusiastic and interested in many different areas of a subject: an omnivorous reader
Translations of “omnivorous”
in Korean 잡식의…
in Arabic قارِت مَن يأكل النبات واللحوم)…
in Portuguese onívoro…
in Catalan omnívor…
in Japanese 雑食性の…
in Italian onnivoro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雜食性的, 興趣廣泛的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杂食性的, 兴趣广泛的…
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