One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
That eats or feeds on iron, or is thought to do so.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Smellie (1740–1795), printer, editor, and author. From ferri- + -vorous, after French ferrivore or its etymon scientific Latin ferrivora.
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