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