Definitions

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  • n. The eating of plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The eating of plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The habit of feeding on plants; a phytophagous regimen.

Etymologies

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From phyto- (plant) and the suffix -phagy (to feed on)

Examples

  • The man who uses my Roget to find a synonym let us say for thanking for a ` meal 'will come up with such grotesquely inappropriate variants as: manducation, scoff, phytophagy, refection, and spread.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 3

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