Definition of Herbivorous

1. Adjective. Feeding only on plants.




Definition of Herbivorous

1. a. Eating plants; of or pertaining to the Herbivora.

Definition of Herbivorous

1. Adjective. Feeding only on plants. ¹

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Definition of Herbivorous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Herbivorous

1. Eating plants; of or pertaining to the Herbivora. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Herbivorous

herbicidal
herbicidally
herbicide
herbicides
herbid
herbier
herbiest
herbiferous
herbiness
herbist
herbists
herbivora
herbivore
herbivores
herbivories
herbivorous (current term)
herbivorousness
herbivory
herbivourous
herbless
herblet
herblets
herblike
herblore
herbologies
herbologist
herbologists
herbology
herborisation
herborise

Literary usage of Herbivorous

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1. The Origin and Evolution of Life: On the Theory of Action, Reaction and by Henry Fairfield Osborn (1917)
"herbivorous DINOSAURS, SAUROPODA As analyzed by Lull along the lines of modern interpretation, beside the small carnivorous dinosaurs there may be ..."

2. Lectures on the science of human life by Sylvester Graham (1849)
"boughs, and other vegetable and woody substances on which herbivorous animals ... In this respect man resembles herbivorous and frugivorous animals. ..."

3. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1890)
"... habits of—Marine lizard, feeds on seaweed—Terrestrial lizard, burrowing habits, herbivorous— Importance of reptiles in the Archipelago — Fish, shells, ..."

4. Lectures on Physiology, Zoology, and the Natural History of Man: Delivered by William Lawrence (1819)
"On this subject of diet a question naturally presents itself, whether man approaches most nearly to the carnivorous or herbivorous tribes in his structure ? ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"It includes the gigantic herbivorous genera: ... They were all herbivorous animals that walked on either four or two feet. Some of them undoubtedly ran with ..."

6. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1790)
"Sheep, oxen, and all herbivorous animals, though not from choice, and even without con- ... herbivorous animals, as they have ..."

7. Geology, Physical and Historical by Herdman Fitzgerald Cleland (1916)
"Unarmored Bipedal herbivorous Dinosaurs (Unarmored Pre- dentata). ... Skeleton of the herbivorous, duckbilled dinosaur, Trachodon. (After American Museum of ..."

8. The Life of North American Insects by Benedict Jaeger, Henry C. Preston (1859)
"We proceed, then, to the third natural family of the Coleoptera. herbivorous Beetles, or Plant Eaters. The herbivorous Beetles are ..."

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