An omnivorous animal eats meat and plants — everything on the menu.
The word omnivorous wears its meaning on its sleeve: omni means "all" and vorare is "to devour" and it all comes together in the Latin word omnivorus — "all-devouring." Rarr! Polar bears are omnivorous, while pandas are herbivorous (eat only plants). People love to say they're carnivorous (eat only meat) when they're probably really omnivorous (unless they really do kick the French fries off the plate every time). Since omnivorous means to "devour everything," you can use it to describe someone with a very curious mind, who wants to "devour" everything with their brain, but not with their teeth.
adj feeding on both plants and animals
(of animals) both plant-eating and flesh-eating
(used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals
feeding only on plants
(of animals and plants) feeding on insects
flesh-eating, meat-eating, zoophagous
(of animals) carnivorous
feeding on fishes
hunting and killing other animals for food
feeding on flowers
feeding on berries
feeding on fruit
feeding on grasses
phytophagic, phytophagous, phytophilous, plant-eating
(of animals) feeding on plants
(of certain animals) feeding on dead or decaying animal matter
(of some plants or fungi) feeding on dead or decaying organic matter
feeding on bees
feeding on ants
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