niv|e|ous

niv|e|ous
niv|e|ous «NIHV ee uhs», adjective.
snowy in color; snow-white.
[< Latin niveus (with English -ous) < nix, nivis snow]

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  • niv — car·niv·o·ra; car·niv·o·ri; car·niv·o·rous; con·niv·ance; con·niv·ent; con·niv·er; con·niv·ery; gram·i·niv·o·rous; gra·niv·o·rous; hom·i·niv·o·rous; niv·en·ite; niv·e·ous; niv·er; om·niv·o·ra; om·niv·o·rous; san·gui·niv·o·rous; sem·i·niv·o·rous;… …   English syllables

  • car|niv´o|rous|ness — car|niv|o|rous «kahr NIHV uhr uhs», adjective. 1. a) of or having to do with an order of mammals that feed on flesh. They are characterized especially by large, sharp canine teeth. The order Carnivora includes cats, dogs, lions, tigers, and bears …   Useful english dictionary

  • car|niv´o|rous|ly — car|niv|o|rous «kahr NIHV uhr uhs», adjective. 1. a) of or having to do with an order of mammals that feed on flesh. They are characterized especially by large, sharp canine teeth. The order Carnivora includes cats, dogs, lions, tigers, and bears …   Useful english dictionary

  • car|niv|o|rous — «kahr NIHV uhr uhs», adjective. 1. a) of or having to do with an order of mammals that feed on flesh. They are characterized especially by large, sharp canine teeth. The order Carnivora includes cats, dogs, lions, tigers, and bears. b) using… …   Useful english dictionary

  • om|niv´o|rous|ness — om|niv|o|rous «om NIHV uhr uhs», adjective. 1. eating every kind of food. 2. eating both animal and vegetable food: »Man is an omnivorous animal. 3. Figurative. taking in everything; fond of all kinds: »An omnivorous reader reads all kinds of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • om|niv´o|rous|ly — om|niv|o|rous «om NIHV uhr uhs», adjective. 1. eating every kind of food. 2. eating both animal and vegetable food: »Man is an omnivorous animal. 3. Figurative. taking in everything; fond of all kinds: »An omnivorous reader reads all kinds of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • om|niv|o|rous — «om NIHV uhr uhs», adjective. 1. eating every kind of food. 2. eating both animal and vegetable food: »Man is an omnivorous animal. 3. Figurative. taking in everything; fond of all kinds: »An omnivorous reader reads all kinds of books. ╂[<… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gram|i|niv|o|rous — «GRAM uh NIHV uhr uhs», adjective. eating or feeding on grasses, grain, or seeds. ╂[< Latin grāmen, inis grass + vorāre devour + English ous] …   Useful english dictionary

  • lig|niv|o|rous — «lihg NIHV uhr uhs», adjective. eating wood, as the larvae of many insects. ╂[< Latin lignum wood + vorāre devour + English ous] …   Useful english dictionary

  • sem|i|niv|o|rous — «SEHM uh NIHV uhr uhs», adjective. eating or feeding on seeds: »seminivorous birds. ╂[< Latin sēmen, inis seed + vorāre devour + English ous] …   Useful english dictionary

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