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insectivore

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n insectivore any organism that feeds mainly on insects
    • n insectivore small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Insectivore (Zoöl) One of the Insectivora.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n insectivore An insectivorous animal; one of the Insectivora or Insectivorœ; especially, a member of the order Insectivora.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

It traps its game without movement, but is nevertheless insectivorous.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
This bird is insectivorous.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
The latter's diet is less certain, but presumably it was insectivorous (Romer, 1928).
"The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles" by Richard C. Fox
In the case of insectivorous Vertebrata and their prey such differences exist in an exaggerated form.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Bailey, Prof. J. W., lectures on insectivorous plants, 407.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
Chapin (1925:25) found the Bell Vireo to be more insectivorous in its food habits than any other North American vireo.
"Natural History of the Bell Vireo, Vireo bellii Audubon" by Jon C. Barlow
All the species are terrestrial, and insectivorous or more or less omnivorous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
The insectivorous mammals have much the same history with the Rodents.
"The Chain of Life in Geological Time" by Sir J. William Dawson
This proves (to me) the insectivorous habits of the English sparrow.
"In Touch with Nature" by Gordon Stables
This proves (to me) the insectivorous habits of the English sparrow.
"In Touch with Nature" by Gordon Stables
Bills of the others long and conical, adapted for insectivorous diet.
"Bird Neighbors" by Neltje Blanchan
Probably every cowbird you see has sacrificed the lives of at least part of a brood of valuable, insectivorous songsters.
"Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje Blanchan
Although almost as exclusively insectivorous as bats, moles and shrews do not, so far as is known, hibernate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
A small family of insectivorous plants.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Ordinarily this bird is highly insectivorous, and feeds very largely on leaf-eating caterpillars.
"Bird-Lore March-April 1916" by Various
The incisors are chisel-shaped, and often brown or yellow upon the outer face, as is the case also with some Insectivores.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Those who have attempted food habits studies of insectivorous small vertebrates will appreciate the obstacles encountered.
"Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus" by Henry S. Fitch
In summer, it is probably almost wholly insectivorous.
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
His observations indicate that these rodents are highly insectivorous and that they consume many insects under natural conditions.
"North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)" by Philip H. Krutzsch
Insectivores, or insect-eating mammals, such as moles, shrews and hedgehogs.
"Modern Geography" by Marion I. Newbigin
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