Recent Examples of herbivore from the Web
No animals were harmed in the making of this event The herbivores are getting wild.
Hippos are considered herbivores, eating as much as 80 pounds of grass a day but their large teeth are used to defend themselves against other animals, including hippos.
That means the lodges need to bring more animals closer to their property, so some owners lay out food to lure great cats and herbivores within viewing distance and have hired mercenary armies to protect the animals.
These herbivores are happiest in groups of about 15, but overcrowding brings out their territorial side.
The plant produces chemicals that hungry herbivores find toxic, unappealing or difficult to digest.
In order to protect themselves from hungry herbivores, plants release a defense mechanism that makes them taste foul.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of herbivore
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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