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her·bi·vore

 (hûr′bə-vôr′, ûr′-)
n.
An animal that feeds chiefly on plants.

[From New Latin Herbivora, former mammalian group, from neuter pl. of herbivorus, plant-eating; see herbivorous.]
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herbivore

(ˈhɜːbɪˌvɔː)
n
1. (Zoology) an animal that feeds on grass and other plants
2. informal a liberal, idealistic, or nonmaterialistic person
[C19: from New Latin herbivora grass-eaters]
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her•bi•vore

(ˈhɜr bəˌvɔr, -ˌvoʊr)

n.
a herbivorous animal.
[1850–55]
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her·bi·vore

(hûr′bə-vôr′, ûr′bə-vôr′)
An animal that feeds mainly or only on plants. Compare carnivore.

herbivorous adjective
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herbivore

a plant-eating animal. Cf. carnivore. — herbivorous, adj.
See also: Animals
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herbivore

A plant-eating animal.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herbivore - any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plantsherbivore - any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants; "horses are herbivores"; "the sauropod dinosaurs were apparently herbivores"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
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Translations
býložravec
kasvinsyöjä
biljojedbiljožder
növényevő
herbivoorplanteneter

herbivore

[ˈhɜːbɪˌvɔːʳ] Nherbívoro m
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herbivore

[ˈhɜːrbɪvɔːr] nherbivore mherb tea n = herbal tea
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herbivore

n (Zool) → Pflanzenfresser m, → Herbivore m (spec)
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herbivore

[ˈhɜːbɪˌvɔː] nerbivoro
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References in classic literature ?
The ground was rolling and tree-dotted and covered with grazing animals, alone, in pairs and in herds--a motley aggregation of the modern and extinct herbivore of the world.
Regardless of definition, dietary specialization is rare in mammalian herbivores (Freeland and Janzen 1974; Crawley 1983; Freeland 1991; Shipley and others 2009).
Deer, elk and other big herbivores cause surprisingly extensive damage to forests and streams when their populations surge as a result of killings of their natural predators such as wolves and bears, says a new study by two Oregon State University professors.
The conference, which starts today in Aberystwyth and continues until Friday, will focus on herbivores - from cattle in Wales to snails in Nigeria, sheep in Mongolia and rabbits in Spain.
The survey would also focus on prey density, herbivore and carnivore count, forest details such as vulnerable and protected areas, collection of scat samples and droppings of herbivores.
Plus, macropods generate less methane during digestion than ruminant herbivores. In one study, methane production accounted for about one per cent of macropod digestible energy intake, compared with about 10 per cent for sheep.
"Herbivores generally have square-shaped teeth that allow them to grind up plants or fruits." Omnivores, which eat both plants and meat, typically have both sharp and flat teeth.
Plant defense mechanisms result from a coevolutionary process, where the attack of herbivores promotes an adaptation for defense in the plant whereas herbivores, in tuna, develop strategies to overcome the defense of plant (Bernays and Chapman 2000; Vendramin and Castiglioni 2000).
Predators can also limit herbivores, preventing the overconsumption of plants and vegetation that support overall biodiversity (Hairston et al.
Due to those large-bodied herbivores (nature's grass and brush mowers) wildfires were infrequent, relatively small with low intensity and short-lived; nothing like the catastrophic wildfires we are experiencing today.