omnivorous

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From the Latin omni, all and -vore.

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omnivorous (not comparable)

  1. Having a diet which is neither exclusively carnivorous nor herbivorous.
  2. (figuratively) Having an interest in a variety of subjects.
    2003 Winchester, Simon, The Meaning of Everything; The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary, New York: Oxford University Press. p72:
    • He was omnivorous in his appetite for knowledge, quite catholic in his range of interests […]

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