- feeding or subsisting on grass: a graminivorous bird.
Origin of graminivorous
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Thus was a graminivorous animal nurtured by a carnivorous and predaceous one!The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2
Thus was a graminivorous animal nurtured by a carnivorous and predacious one!The Book of Curiosities
This graminivorous animal goes nearly as far to the north as the land in the old world.The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II
They are something larger than a grey squirrel, and very fat; supposed to be graminivorous.
The digestive apparatus of graminivorous animals is less simple, and their food contains very little nitrogen.
- (of animals) feeding on grass
C18: from Latin grāmen grass + -vorous
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Word Origin and History for graminivorous
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