Definition of herbivore
: a herbivorous animal
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En route, a smaller predator, a Great Jagras, ignores Tokuda, attacking one of the resting herbivores instead before slurping its carcass up whole.
Some poor herbivore got stuck in mud, died, and its rotten stink drew scores of Allosaurus here, which became trapped in turn.
The last survey, in 2011, had found no calves at all following a powerful cyclone that stripped away seagrass, the herbivores' favorite food.
Nodosaurs were herbivores who walked on four legs and had armor plates and spines that grew in the skin of the neck, back, legs and tail, the Smithsonian Institution said.
Nodosaurs were herbivores who walked on four legs and were covered in tank-like armor and dotted with spikes for protection, according to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.
This group of heavy herbivores, which walked on four legs, likely resembled a cross between a lizard and a lion - but covered in scales.
Oftentimes a large herbivore like a mammoth or mastodon would wander into the thick, black pools and become stuck.
Grazing herbivores would be deprived of their food source and die, depriving carnivores of their food source too.
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Origin and Etymology of herbivore
New Latin Herbivora, group of mammals, from neuter plural of herbivorus
First Known Use: 1854See Words from the same year
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Definition of herbivore for English Language Learners
: an animal that only eats plants
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Definition of herbivore for Students
: an animal that feeds on plants
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