graminivorous

adjective

gram·​i·​niv·​o·​rous ˌgra-mə-ˈni-v(ə-)rəs How to pronounce graminivorous (audio)
: feeding on grass or the seeds of grass
graminivorous locusts
graminivorous birds

Word History

Etymology

Latin gramin-, gramen

First Known Use

1739, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of graminivorous was in 1739

Dictionary Entries Near graminivorous

Cite this Entry

“Graminivorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/graminivorous. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

graminivorous

adjective
gram·​i·​niv·​o·​rous ˌgram-ə-ˈniv-(ə-)rəs How to pronounce graminivorous (audio)
: feeding on grass
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