Origin of graminivorous; from Classical Latin gramen, grass + -i- + -vorous
Origin of graminivorousLatin gramen, gramin-, grass + –vorous.
(comparative more graminivorous, superlative most graminivorous)
- 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.
From Latin graminivorus, from gramen (“grass”) + vorus