herbivore

noun her·bi·vore \ ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌvȯr \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of herbivore

:a herbivorous animal

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Origin and Etymology of herbivore

New Latin Herbivora, group of mammals, from neuter plural of herbivorus


HERBIVORE Defined for English Language Learners

herbivore

noun

Definition of herbivore for English Language Learners

  • : an animal that only eats plants


HERBIVORE Defined for Kids

herbivore

noun her·bi·vore \ ˈhər-bə-ˌvȯr , ˈər- \

Definition of herbivore for Students

:an animal that feeds on plants

Medical Dictionary

herbivore

noun her·bi·vore \ ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌvō(ə)r , -ˌvȯ(ə)r \

medical Definition of herbivore

:a plant-eating animal; especially :ungulate


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