herbivorous

[ hur-biv-er-uh s, ur- ]SEE DEFINITION OF herbivorous

Synonyms for herbivorous

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The wombat is an herbivorous animal, which burrows in the ground like a badger.

There are eight kinds of kangaroos, all of them herbivorous.

One of the herbivorous marsupials is the Great Kangaroo, Macropus.

On the contrary, some of our herbivorous animals may be taught to like animal food.

Other enemies of the herbivorous fauna were the wolf and the brown bear.

They are mostly vermivorous; some, however, are granivorous or herbivorous.

Their habits resemble those of the other herbivorous Orthoptera.

Some are omnivorous, others carnivorous, but most of them herbivorous.

Thus there are herbivorous, carnivorous, and insectivorous marsupials.

Sheep and cattle are herbivorous: they feed on herbs, on vegetables.

WORD ORIGIN

"plant-eating," 1660s, from Modern Latin herbivorus, from Latin herba "a herb" + vorare "devour, swallow" (see voracity).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HERBIVOROUS

most vegetarian

adjectiveplant-eating
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