graminivorous


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gram·i·niv·o·rous

 (grăm′ə-nĭv′ər-əs)
adj.
Feeding on grasses.

[Latin grāmen, grāmin-, grass + -vorous.]

graminivorous

(ˌɡræmɪˈnɪvərəs)
adj
(Zoology) (of animals) feeding on grass
[C18: from Latin grāmen grass + -vorous]

gram•i•niv•o•rous

(ˌgræm əˈnɪv ər əs)

adj.
feeding or subsisting on grass.
[1730–40; < Latin grāmin-, s. of grāmen grass + -i- + -vorous]
Translations
References in classic literature ?
I even entertained some idea of putting myself on a vegetable diet, vaguely conceiving that, in becoming a graminivorous animal, I should sacrifice to Dora.
Based on mouthpart structure and diet, grasshoppers are classified as graminivorous (grass-feeding), with grinding molars consisting of parallel ridges, and incisors typically fused into a scythe-like cutting edge; forbivorous (broad leaf plant-feeding), with a depressed molar region surrounded by raised teeth, and incisors equipped with large, interlocking teeth; and herbivorous (mixed-feeding), with characteristics intermediate between grass-feeding and forbfeeding mouthparts.
D Chechnya (Mourilyan and Bankable, owned by Ramzan Kadyrov) 39 In which Charles Dickens novel is a horse defined as a graminivorous quadruped?