graminivorous[gram′i niv′ə rəs]
feeding on grasses; grass-eating
Origin of graminivorous; from Classical Latin gramen, grass + -i- + -vorous
Feeding on grasses.
Origin of graminivorousLatin grāmen, grāmin-, grass + –vorous.
(comparative more graminivorous, superlative most graminivorous)
- (entomology) That eats grasses and seeds.
- 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