herbivorous

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From New Latin herbivorus, from Latin herba ‎(grass) and -vorus, from voro ‎(to eat).

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herbivorous ‎(comparative more herbivorous, superlative most herbivorous)

  1. Feeding chiefly on plants.
    • 2002, Ronald H. Karlson, Dynamics of Coral Communities, pages 96:
      One example of "an herbivorous fungus" is included among the terrestrial animal experiments

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