graminivorous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin graminivorus, from gramen (grass) + vorus

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɹæmɪˈnɪvəɹəs/
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Adjective[edit]

graminivorous (comparative more graminivorous, superlative most graminivorous)

  1. (entomology) That eats grasses and seeds.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although the term was formerly more widely used (e.g. of grazing animals), it is now restricted to insects, as most such animals are better termed herbivorous.