22 October 2010

Word for the day: "detritivore"

Everyone learns about carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores at an early age; later one hears about insectivores and piscivores.  I think it was when I was playing SimLife or some similar game that I first encountered "frugivore" and "granivore."  And it was not until this week while reading about some small creature that I first saw the word "detritivore." 

It's not a word that will be useful in everyday conversation.  I think I'll save it up to use sometime when I need a good insult.


  1. um, ah Stan, it's spelled wrong pal...we know you worked hard today, it's OK. Take it for a mulligan.

  2. Spelling mistake fixed. Thank you, Bingo.


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