seedeater

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seed +‎ eater

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seedeater (plural seedeaters)

  1. (literally) An individual or species which eats seeds.
    • 2003, John Andrew Eastman, The Book of Field and Roadside
      Mammal seedeaters include chipmunks; ground squirrels; red, gray, and fox squirrels; voles; white-footed mice; and pocket gophers.
  2. A bird species which feeds mainly on seeds.
    Most seedeaters have strong, typically shaped bills.

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