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From New Latin herbivorus, from Latin herba (“grass”) and -vorus, from vorō (“I eat”).
herbivorous (comparative more herbivorous, superlative most herbivorous)
- Feeding chiefly on plants.
- 2002, Ronald H. Karlson, Dynamics of Coral Communities, page 96:
- One example of "an herbivorous fungus" is included among the terrestrial animal experiments
feeding only on plants