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herbivorous

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

Definition of HERBIVOROUS

:  feeding on plants
her·biv·o·ry \-ˈbi-və-rē\ noun
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Origin of HERBIVOROUS

New Latin herbivorus, from Latin herba grass + -vorus -vorous
First Known Use: 1661

Rhymes with HERBIVOROUS

HERBIVORY Defined for Kids

herbivorous

adjective her·biv·o·rous \ˌhər-ˈbi-və-rəs, ˌər-ˈbi-\

Definition of HERBIVOROUS for Kids

:  feeding on plants

Word Root of HERBIVOROUS

The Latin word vorāre, meaning to eat greedily, gives us the root vor. Words from the Latin vorāre have something to do with eating. An herbivorous animal eats only plants. A carnivorous animal eats only other animals. To devour is to eat up greedily. Anyone voracious likes to eat a lot.
Medical Dictionary

herbivorous

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

Medical Definition of HERBIVOROUS

1
:  feeding on plants <herbivorous mammals>
2
:  having a stout body and a long small intestine :  endomorphic
her·biv·o·rous·ly adverb

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