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 (hûr-bĭv′ər-əs, ûr-)
Feeding on plants; plant-eating.

[From New Latin herbivorus : Latin herba, vegetation + Latin -vorus, -vorous.]

her·biv′o·rous·ly adv.
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1. (Zoology) (of animals) feeding on grass and other plants
2. informal liberal, idealistic, or nonmaterialistic
herˈbivorously adv
herˈbivorousness n
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(hɜrˈbɪv ər əs, ɜr-)

feeding on plants.
[1655–65; < New Latin herbivorus; see herb, -i-, -vorous]
her•bi•vor•i•ty (ˌhɜr bəˈvɔr ɪ ti, -ˈvɒr-) n.
her•biv′o•rous•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.herbivorous - feeding only on plants
carnivorous - (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals; "carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"
insectivorous - (of animals and plants) feeding on insects
omnivorous - feeding on both plants and animals
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[hɜːˈbɪvərəs] ADJherbívoro
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adj (form)pflanzenfressend
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[hɜːˈbɪvərəs] adjerbivoro/a
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The sloth-like creature was herbivorous, and to feed that mighty carcass entire trees must be stripped of their foliage.
The only flesh they eat is that of herbivorous animals and birds.
It was a beautiful, gently rolling country, broken by occasional outcroppings of sandstone and by patches of dense forest relieved by open, park-like stretches and broad meadows whereon grazed countless herbivorous animals--red deer, aurochs, and infinite variety of antelope and at least three distinct species of horse, the latter ranging in size from a creature about as large as Nobs to a magnificent animal fourteen to sixteen hands high.
In his Travels, [6] he has suggested that the comparison of the respective weights (if there were sufficient data) of an equal number of the largest herbivorous quadrupeds of each country would be extremely curious.
Fortune favored her that night, for she passed unscathed through as savage and lion-ridden an area as there is in all Africa--a natural hunting ground which the white man has not yet discovered, where deer and antelope and zebra, giraffe and elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros, and the other herbivorous animals of central Africa abound unmolested by none but their natural enemies, the great cats which, lured here by easy prey and immunity from the rifles of big-game hunters, swarm the district.
For three days the party marched due south through forests and meadow-land and great park-like areas where countless herbivorous animals grazed--deer and antelope and bos and the little ecca, the smallest species of Caspakian horse, about the size of a rabbit.
The study -- published in the journal, 'Nature Communications' -- revealed that plants exposed to high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) -- similar to levels recorded in major urban centres -- are able to better defend themselves against herbivorous insects.
Back then the 25-year-old dinosaur weighed up to five elephants and was one of the long-necked herbivorous dinosaurs and has a tail tapering to a long, thin whip-like end to defend itself against predators.
Angouleme, July 28 (BNA): French paleontologists found a thighbone of a giant sauropod, an herbivorous dinosaur dating from the late Jurassic era, at an excavation site in southwestern France this week.
Experts say the (https://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/world/massive-500kg-bone-from-worlds-biggest-dinosaur-found-in-france/news-story/9ec78d96efcda37c82ba7d5990ca5f07) herbivorous creature roamed our planet about 140 million years ago.
Other causes included musculoskeletal disorders in emus (particularly hand-reared) and rheas; trauma in neonate ostriches, mainly due to crushing by parents; leg deformities in emu chicks and juveniles; general sepsis in hand-reared ratite chicks due to a chlamydiosis outbreaks (1989-1990); trauma by conspecifics in subadult ostriches and emus; stress myopathy in subadult rheas, particularly after introduction to a new enclosure; evisceration inflicted by herbivorous enclosure mates on adult male ostriches; fatal peritonitis following salpingitis in adult female ostriches; and death associated with ocular disorder in adult male emus.
A herbivorous dinosaur that fended off predators with a row of spines running along its back and lived 140 million years ago has been found in Argentine Patagonia, reports AFP.