[Ads-l] "granivory" (and relatives) -- not in OED3

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Mar 22 23:45:10 UTC 2016

2016 Natalie Angier March 22 New York Times ("Pretty (Smart) Bird", about parrots) D5 "Another demand of granivory, or seed predation, is the power to withstand the many defensive chemicals that plants pack into their genetic hope chests."

"granivory" is not in OED3.  In GBooks I see it back to 1974.

Similarly for "granivore"  -- not in OED3, but back to 1962 in GBooks.

But "granivorous" is present (OED2), back to 1646.


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