Adjective "piscivorous" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/pɪˈsɪv(ə)rəs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of an animal) feeding on fish.
  1. 'The bulk of their diet is made up of crustaceans and molluscs, larger fish become more piscivorous, feeding upon herring and sand eels.'
  2. 'Because of their feeding habitats, pelicans and other piscivorous birds usually don't contract avian botulism.'
  3. 'As would be assumed with juvenile or young fish, some predation could occur from piscivorous birds.'

Definitions

1. adapted to feeding on fish; fish-eating.

More examples(as adjective)

"people/places/organizations can be piscivorous."

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin piscis ‘fish’ + -vorous.