vor-, vora-, -vore, -vorous, -vores, -vora, -vory

(Latin: eat, eating; consume, consuming; ingest, ingesting; devour, devouring; feeding on)

lignivorous
Thriving on or in wood.
lignivory (adjective)
limivore
limivorous
Feeding on mud, as certain amnelids, for the organic matter it contains.
limivorous
Eating mud.
limivory (adjective)
localvorous
A trend in using locally grown ingredients, taking advantage of seasonally available foodstuffs that can be bought and prepared without the need for extra preservatives.

The locavorous movement encourages consumers to buy from farmers’ markets or even to grow or pick their own food, arguing that fresh, local products are more nutritious and taste better.

Locavores also shun supermarket offerings as an environmentally friendly measure, since shipping food over long distances often requires more fuel for transportation.

Locavore was coined in 2005 by a group of four women in San Francisco who proposed that local residents should try to eat only food grown or produced within a 100-mile radius. Other regional movements have emerged since then, although some groups refer to themselves as localvores; that is, [local]vores rather than locavores [loca]vores.
locavore, locavores
A person (or people) who eats only locally grown food; a blend of local and -vore.

There are herbivores and carnivores; now we also have locavores.

Locavores are dedicated to eating food grown near home. Some set a limit of 100 miles, some a modest 50. This eating program makes it all but impossible to drink coffee or eat chocolate chip cookies. Often, bread is taboo because the wheat is grown far away.

The idea is to save on fossil fuel which is used to transport out-of-season foods for thousands of miles, to raise some food for oneself, and to get in touch with a community of local farmers.

—Sylvia Carter, "Local foods—the best of all worlds", Newsday, May 23, 2007.
mellivore
mellivorous
Feeding or subsisting on honey.
mellivory (adjective)
merdivore
merdivorous
1. Eating dung and fecal matter (said of insects).
2. Etymology: from Latin merda and it is currently being used in French as merde, "dung, feces".
merdivory (adjective)
microbivore

Related "eat, eating" word units: brycho-; esculent-; esophago-; glutto-; phago-.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "food, nutrition, nourishment": alimento-; broma-; carno-; cibo-; esculent-; sitio-; tropho-; Eating Crawling Snacks; Eating: Carnivorous-Plant "Pets"; Eating: Folivory or Leaf Eaters; Eating: Omnivorous.


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