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  1. procuring food by hunting or fishing or the gathering of seeds, berries, or roots, rather than by the cultivation of plants or the domestication of animals; foraging.

Origin of food-gathering

First recorded in 1925–30
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  • Thus there are food-gathering individuals, locomotor individuals, sense individuals, and reproductive individuals.

    Elementary Zoology, Second Edition

    Vernon L. Kellogg