toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

voracious
used in Leaves of Grass

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
excessively greedy; or devouring or craving food in great quantities
  • Another time mackerel-taking, Voracious, mad for the hook, near the surface, they seem to fill the water for miles; Another time fishing for rock-fish in Chesapeake bay, I one of the brown-faced crew; Another time trailing for blue-fish off Paumanok, I stand with braced body, My left foot is on the gunwale, my right arm throws far out the coils of slender rope, In sight around me the quick veering and darting of fifty skiffs, my companions.
    Book 11 — A Song of Joys (31% in)

There are no more uses of "voracious" in Leaves of Grass.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®