herbivore


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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.]

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]

her•bi•vore

(ˈhɜr bəˌvɔr, -ˌvoʊr)

n.
a herbivorous animal.
[1850–55]

her·bi·vore

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

herbivorous adjective

herbivore

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

herbivore

A plant-eating animal.
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
Translations
býložravec
kasvinsyöjä
biljojedbiljožder
növényevő
herbivoorplanteneter

herbivore

[ˈhɜːbɪˌvɔːʳ] Nherbívoro m

herbivore

[ˈhɜːrbɪvɔːr] nherbivore mherb tea n = herbal tea

herbivore

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

herbivore

[ˈhɜːbɪˌvɔː] nerbivoro
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.
It will evaluate competing hypotheses explaining latitudinal trends in insect herbivore diversity by the variation in either phylogenetic or functional diversity of plants, the host specificity of herbivores, or the diversity and specificity of their parasitoids and predators.
In reality, the Iguanodon - a bulky herbivore - would have been 10m long and weighed more than three tonnes.
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Corn earworm saliva induces herbivore defense gene expression in corn.
The way these effects are mediated depends on constraints determining resource availability, herbivore feeding mode, the adaptive trade-off to balance nutrient intake, and predation risk avoidance.
HAPPY HERBIVORE ABROAD: A TRAVELOGUE & OVER 135 FAT-FREE & LOW-FAT VEGAN RECIPES FROM AROUND THE WORLD provides a fine gathering of recipes, kitchen tips and plant-based inspirations that stems from the author's popular blog turned into a cookbook series.
Part two delves into case studies demonstrating the role of top predators on terrestrial ecosystems with a focus on impacts of herbivore-plant interactions, as well as influences of top predators which have been lost from most terrestrial systems and how their impacts on herbivores have resulted in dramatic shifts in plant community composition and, ultimately, the management necessary in these systems.
They also found that combinations of predators, such as wolves and bears, can create an important synergy for moderating the size of large herbivore herds.
Plant-carnivore interactions: evolutionary and ecological consequences for plant, herbivore and carnivore.
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