In`sec*tiv"o*rous (?), a. [See Insectivora.]
Feeding or subsisting on insects; carnivorous
. The term is applied: (a) to
plants which have some special adaptation for catching and digesting insects, as the sundew, Venus's flytrap, Sarracenia, etc.
the Insectivora, and to many bats, birds, and reptiles.
© Webster 1913.