- The definition of a herbivore is a person or animal who eats mainly plants.
An example of a herbivore is a chicken.
These chickens are herbivores.
a herbivorous animal
Origin of herbivoreFrench
An animal that feeds chiefly on plants.
Origin of herbivoreFrom New Latin Herbivora, former mammalian group, from neuter pl. of herbivorus, plant-eating; see herbivorous.
- An organism that feeds chiefly on plants.
From French herbivore.