insectivorous definition

  • adjective:
    • Feeding on bugs.
    • Botany Capable of trapping and taking in pests, as pitcher-plant.
    • feeding on insects
    • capable of trapping and absorbing insects; such as the sundew, pitcher-plant and Venus flytrap
    • flowers that have some special version for catching and digesting bugs, because the sundew, Venus's flytrap, Sarracenia, etc.
    • the Insectivora, and several bats, birds, and reptiles.
    • (of animals and plants) feeding on pests
  • others:
    • Feeding or subsisting on bugs, as an animal or a plant.
    • Of or regarding the Insectivora, in almost any using that name, or having their figures.

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