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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An extensive division of Mammalia. It formerly included the Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, Perissodactyla, and Artiodactyla, but by later writers it is generally restricted to the two latter groups (Ungulata). They feed almost exclusively upon vegetation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A group of animals, especially mammals, which feed on herbage.
  • A division of Marsupialia; the herbivorous marsupials, as the kangaroos. Also called Po√ęphaga.

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