American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Feeding on plants; plant-eating.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Eating herbs; feeding on vegetables: distinguished from carnivorous, insectivorous, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Eating plants; of or pertaining to the Herbivora.
- adj. feeding only on plants
- From Latin herba, grass, and -vore. (Wiktionary)
- From New Latin herbivorus : Latin herba, vegetation + Latin -vorus, -vorous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If the evidence is sufficient to justify the argument that camels are herbivorous _because_ they are ruminants, it must also justify the major premise, _All ruminants are herbivorous_; for else the inference cannot really depend merely upon the fact of ruminating.”
“Here's a spot frame of each type we've observed enough to identify as herbivorous, carnivorous or omnivorous.”
“Kunio Kitamura, head of the clinic of the Japan Family Planning Association which took part in the survey, said the data confirms a wider social belief that younger Japanese men are becoming "herbivorous," a label attached to passive men who do not actively seek women and sex.”
“Terms often heard nowadays include soshoku-kei danshi ("herbivorous" boys) or ojoman (girlie men).”
“In those areas usually submerged during high tide, there is a more diverse array of algae and small animals, such as herbivorous snails, crabs, sea stars, and small fishes.”
“Stable isotope analyses have shown that ants can range from 'herbivorous' species, feeding primarily on exudates produced by plants and sap-feeding insects, to 'carnivorous' species feeding primarily on insect prey or scavenged arthropods.”
“• Rhizobiales have a wide distribution and are prevalent within, and almost entirely confined to, "herbivorous" ant hosts whose tissues have low ratios of heavy to light nitrogen isotopes.”
“Rhizobiales have a wide distribution and are prevalent within, and almost entirely confined to, "herbivorous" ant hosts whose tissues have low ratios of heavy to light nitrogen isotopes.”
“One, many animal-loving MPs have spent much of the week mistreating ministers suspected of harbouring vaguely liberal tendencies, herbivorous lambs such as Nick Clegg and Ken Clarke cornered by coalition wolves.”
“As the oldest trees on the planet, the mighty conifers have survived threats of catastrophic extinction since the time of the hungry herbivorous dinosaurs.”
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