herbivore

noun
her·​bi·​vore | \ ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌvȯr How to pronounce herbivore (audio) \

Definition of herbivore

: a herbivorous animal

Examples of herbivore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the first front-runners was Brachiosaurus, a long-necked herbivore known from a paltry collection of bones uncovered in western Colorado in 1900. Riley Black, Scientific American, "Why the World’s Biggest Dinosaurs Keep Getting Cut Down to Size," 13 Oct. 2020 The desert-dwelling herbivore, native to Arizona, is primarily threatened by habitat degradation, according to Arizona Game and Fish Department. Erin Stone, The Arizona Republic, "Federal land agency to allow grazing on Sonoran monument, site of tortoise habitat," 7 Oct. 2020 This small herbivore had at least three types of feathers, probably representing various evolutionary experiments in feather form. National Geographic, "DINOSAURS," 15 Sep. 2020 In lieu of teeth, this less-than-dapper herbivore had a turtle-like beak and probably used its tusks to forage for roots and tubers across its range, which once spanned modern-day India, South America and Africa, reports Lauren M. Johnson for CNN. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Hibernation May Be a 250-Million-Year-Old Survival Trick," 1 Sep. 2020 Each month Tung and his pizza team will invent a new set of three Logan Squares (think carnivore, omnivore and herbivore), and come up with catchy names. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago’s best pizzas — 27 pies across all styles," 27 Aug. 2020 In September 2019, fossils of a 30-foot crocodile-like creature that lived 210 million years ago and ate herbivore dinosaurs and mammals were discovered in southern Africa. Fox News, "'Terror crocodile' had teeth 'the size of bananas,' researchers find," 11 Aug. 2020 When Allosaurus eats Allosaurus Many of the bones with bite marks come from Apatosaurus, a long-necked herbivore. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "Carnivorous Dinosaurs Like Allosaurus Were Cannibals," 27 May 2020 In September 2019, fossils of a 30-foot crocodile-like creature that lived 210 million years ago and ate herbivore dinosaurs and mammals were discovered in southern Africa. Fox News, "'Terror crocodile' had teeth 'the size of bananas,' researchers find," 11 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of herbivore

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for herbivore

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

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18 Oct 2020

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“Herbivore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herbivore. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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herbivore

noun
How to pronounce herbivore (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of herbivore

: an animal that only eats plants

herbivore

noun
her·​bi·​vore | \ ˈhər-bə-ˌvȯr How to pronounce herbivore (audio) , ˈər- \

Kids Definition of herbivore

: an animal that feeds on plants

herbivore

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her·​bi·​vore | \ ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌvō(ə)r How to pronounce herbivore (audio) , -ˌvȯ(ə)r How to pronounce herbivore (audio) \

Medical Definition of herbivore

: a plant-eating animal especially : ungulate

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