Herbivore definition

hûrbə-vôr, ûr-
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An animal that feeds mainly or only on plants. In a food chain, herbivores are primary consumers.
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The definition of a herbivore is a person or animal who eats mainly plants.

An example of a herbivore is a chicken.

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An animal that feeds chiefly on plants.
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An organism that feeds chiefly on plants.
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A herbivorous animal.
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An animal that feeds chiefly on plants.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
herbivore
Plural:
herbivores

Origin of herbivore

  • From New Latin Herbivora former mammalian group from neuter pl. of herbivorus plant-eating herbivorous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French herbivore.

    From Wiktionary