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herbivorous

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adjective her·biv·o·rous \ˌ(h)ər-ˈbiv-rəs, -ˈbi-və-\

Definition of herbivorous

  1. :  feeding on plants

her·biv·o·ry play \-ˈbi-və-rē\ noun


Origin of herbivorous

New Latin herbivorus, from Latin herba grass + -vorus -vorous


First Known Use: 1661

Rhymes with herbivorous


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herbivorous

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adjective her·biv·o·rous \ˌ(h)ər-ˈbiv-ə-rəs\

Medical Definition of herbivorous

  1. 1:  feeding on plants <herbivorous mammals>

  2. 2:  having a stout body and a long small intestine :  endomorphic

  3. her·biv·o·rous·ly adverb




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