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graminivorous

[ gram-uh-niv-er-uhs ]
/ ˌgræm əˈnɪv ər əs /
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adjective
feeding or subsisting on grass: a graminivorous bird.
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Origin of graminivorous

1730–40; <Latin grāmin- (stem of grāmen) grass + -i- + -vorous
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British Dictionary definitions for graminivorous

graminivorous
/ (ˌɡræmɪˈnɪvərəs) /

adjective
(of animals) feeding on grass

Word Origin for graminivorous

C18: from Latin grāmen grass + -vorous
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