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 History of this Word

"vorous" is from "vorare" (to swallow) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
phytivorous
fungivorous
oryzivorous
omnivorous

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-vorous" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates eating. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-vorous illustration Our teeth are flatter than carnivores but are not anything like herbivorous teeth.
-vorous illustration Blackberries are so flavorous and juicy.