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Thursday word: baccivorous

baccivorous (bak-SUV-er-uhs) - adj., feeding on berries.


Bears! Except they don't actually subsist on berries the way some species of birds do. It's a little hard to subsist entirely on berries in a temperate climate -- they aren't around long enough to feed on through even the summer. Coined around 1660 from Latin roots bacca, berry + -vorus, devouring.

When the blackberries ripened, my mother would send me out with a basket, not worrying about how much came to the house in my baccivorous hands.

---L.
Tags: adjective, b, latin
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