- feeding on plants.
Origin of herbivorous
Examples from the Web for herbivorous
Historical Examples of herbivorous
The wombat is an herbivorous animal, which burrows in the ground like a badger.In Search of the Castaways
There are eight kinds of kangaroos, all of them herbivorous.The Land of the Kangaroo
Thomas Wallace Knox
One of the herbivorous marsupials is the Great Kangaroo, Macropus.Stories of the Universe: Animal Life
On the contrary, some of our herbivorous animals may be taught to like animal food.The Senses and The Mind
Other enemies of the herbivorous fauna were the wolf and the brown bear.Men of the Old Stone Age
Henry Fairfield Osborn
- (of animals) feeding on grass and other plants
- informal liberal, idealistic, or nonmaterialistic
Word Origin and History for herbivorous
"plant-eating," 1660s, from Modern Latin herbivorus, from Latin herba "a herb" + vorare "devour, swallow" (see voracity).