Herbivora

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Herbivora (Zoöl) An extensive division of Mammalia. It formerly included the Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, Perissodactyla, and Artiodactyla, but by later writers it is generally restricted to the two latter groups (Ungulata). They feed almost exclusively upon vegetation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • herbivora A group of animals, especially mammals, which feed on herbage. The term has no specific implication, but is a common collective name of hoofed quadrupeds.
    • herbivora A division of Marsupialia; the herbivorous marsupials, as the kangaroos. Also called Poëphaga.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Herbivora a name loosely applied to hoofed quadrupeds
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. herba, herb + vorare, to devour
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. herbe—L. herba, akin to Gr. phorbē, pasture—pherbein, to feed.

Usage

In literature:

The milk of carnivorae is excessively rich in caseine; that of herbivorae much less.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883" by Various
It is highly developed in both the carnivora and the herbivora.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Bushbuck, waterbuck, and lots of other herbivora appeared, but no carnivora.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
Hippuric acid is most abundant in the herbivora.
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
It consisted in subjecting some of the docile herbivora more fully to human mastership.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
Many other fungi poison herbivora.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
In verse 24th it is herbivora, "creeping things," and carnivora.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
Later it was traced also in herbivora.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
It is very highly developed in the herbivora.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
Chickens too prove much less susceptible to anthrax than the Herbivora.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The existence of the carnivora depends upon the sacrifice of the herbivora.
"Defenseless America" by Hudson Maxim
The interpretation of psychical symptoms in herbivora, and especially on the range, must often be fallacious.
"Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease" by Albert Cornelius Crawford
Those of the herbivora and carnivora may easily be compared by anyone, in the sheep and the dog respectively.
"Stories of the Universe: Animal Life" by B. Lindsay
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