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herbivore

[ hur-buh-vawr, -vohr ]
/ ˈhɜr bəˌvɔr, -ˌvoʊr /
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noun

a herbivorous animal.

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Origin of herbivore

1850–55; <New Latin herbivorus;see herb, -i-, -vore
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British Dictionary definitions for herbivore

herbivore
/ (ˈhɜːbɪˌvɔː) /

noun

an animal that feeds on grass and other plants
informal a liberal, idealistic, or nonmaterialistic person

Word Origin for herbivore

C19: from New Latin herbivora grass-eaters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for herbivore

herbivore
[ hûrbə-vôr′, ûr- ]

An animal that feeds mainly or only on plants. In a food chain, herbivores are primary consumers. Compare carnivore detritivore.
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Cultural definitions for herbivore

herbivore
[ (hur-buh-vawr, ur-buh-vawr) ]

A living thing that eats only plants. Cattle, sheep, and horses are herbivores.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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