insectivorous

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From Latin insectum (insect) and -vorus, from vorō (to eat).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɪnsɛkˈtɪv(ə)ɹəs/

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insectivorous (comparative more insectivorous, superlative most insectivorous)

  1. Feeding on insects.
    • 2015 November 24, Patrick Barkham, “Pesticide may be reason butterfly numbers are falling in UK, says study”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Researchers in the Netherlands have linked neonicotinoids found in surface water to declines in insectivorous birds and there is widespread scientific evidence that neonicotinoids harm bees – reducing their ability to pollinate plants, for instance.
  2. (of a plant) Capable of trapping and absorbing insects; such as the sundew, pitcher plant and Venus flytrap.

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