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.
Rex dinosaurs and decides to run away and see if he could fit in with herbivore dinosaurs.
Aggressive ants have been shown to reduce herbivore numbers on many plant species (Letourneau & Barbosa 1999; Dejean et al.
These tissues then respond more rapidly and more strongly to herbivore attack.
This combination of vegetationdriven processes rising from the bottom of the food-web and predator and herbivore driven processes cascading down from the top can create rich mosaics of habitats.
Therefore, the resulting selection of foraging patches by an animal is often a tradeoff between the costs and benefits perceived by the herbivore (Lima and Dill 1990, McArthur et al.
It's kind of an open secret, the herbivore Exclosure at Mana Pools.
Key words: density, herbivore, hunting, sink, source, vigilance, Gonarezhou, Malipati.
When herbivores initiate feeding on a host plant, they present "cues", which the plant perceives and uses to help rapidly mobilize its defenses in response to the herbivore's attack on the plant.
At this stage the plant is susceptible to herbivore attack due to low physical and chemical protection of young leaves and their nutritional quality (Spiller and Agrawal, 2003).
In turn, fire influences patterns of herbivore selection of forage sites, as plant nutrient content, digestibility, and the availability of forage plants can temporarily increase following burning (Carlson et al.