PRONUNCIATION: (oh-ri-ZIV-uhr-uhs)

MEANING: adjective: Rice-eating.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin oryza (rice) + -vorous (feeding). Earliest documented use: 1857.

OROZIVOROUS - Gold-eating. Not recommended. See the legend of King Midas

OYZIVOROUS - eating yourself up inside with worry. Also not recommended.

OREZIVOROUS - eating creme sandwich cookies. Recommended Warned about by the dentist who fills your cavities.

TORYZIVOROUS - what the Whigs wish their party could be in Parliament