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scav·eng·er / ˈskavənjər/ • n. an animal that feeds on carrion, dead plant material, or refuse. ∎  a person who searches for and collects discarded items. ∎  Chem. a substance that reacts with and removes particular molecules, radicals, etc.

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"scavenger." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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scavenger

scavenger †officer who took ‘scavage’ and (later) kept the streets clean; person employed to clean streets XVI. alt. of scavager — AN. scawager, f. scawage; see prec. and -ER1.
Hence by back-formation scavenge vb. XVII.

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"scavenger." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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scavenger

scavenger An animal that feeds on dead organic matter. Scavengers (such as hyenas) may feed on animals killed by predators or they may be detritivores.

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"scavenger." A Dictionary of Biology. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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scavenger See detritivore.

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"scavenger." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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scavenger See DETRITIVORE.

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"scavenger." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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