• WordNet 3.6
    • n herbivore any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants "horses are herbivores","the sauropod dinosaurs were apparently herbivores"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are an estimated 285,000 species of flowering plants on Earth compared to 148,000 for all other plants. Flowering plants are very important because they provide food for herbivores - plant-eating animals - and for humans.
    • n Herbivore (Zoöl) One of the Herbivora.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n herbivore A herbivorous animal; one of the Herbivora.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. herbivore,


In literature:

All the species on Flimbot are herbivores.
"Once a Greech" by Evelyn E. Smith
There are carnivores, herbivores and scavengers among them.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The teeth are herbivorous.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The herbivorous animals, on the contrary, live together in herds, and afford a common protection.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
This can not mean that every animal in the earth was herbivorous.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
But this only proves that those particular camels are herbivorous.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
Animals derive their nourishment from vegetables either directly, or indirectly through the flesh of herbivorous animals.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
The muskrat is a small herbivorous animal of the amphibious class.
"Science of Trapping" by Elmer Harry Kreps
First, they supply food for the herbivorous creatures.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
In this way the great enemies of the individual herbivore are not the carnivores, but the other herbivores.
"Charles Darwin" by Grant Allen

In news:

It is unique in that it is the first time that fisheries management has been used in an effort to save a reef in decline by protecting only the fish that eat algae ( herbivores ) and sea urchins to increase reef resilience.
With sizable, specialized teeth, Suminia could eat plants with unparalleled dexterity, a natural skill that likely enabled terrestrial herbivores to diversify and flourish over a wide range of ecosystems, scientists said Wednesday.
Overfishing of herbivorous fish also contribute to decline of Fiji's reefs.
University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno, who published the findings on Wednesday in the online scientific journal ZooKeys, said in an interview with Reuters he actually made the discovery of the small-bodied herbivore in 1983.
Were bears such as Arctodus and Agriotherium predators, scavengers, herbivores, or some combination of the three.
Urban Herbivore's healthy claim stands up with nutrition-packed salad bowl .
Skillful herbivore chewed its way to top.
The Triceratops was a herbivorous dinosaur that was about 30 feet long, 10 feet high that weighed 6- to 12 tons.
Sauropods were long thought to have fallen into rapid decline at the end of the Jurassic period, around 145 million years ago—pushed to the evolutionary sidelines by new and improved herbivorous dinosaurs.
The taking of herbivorous animals allows the seaweed to grow unabated.
Researchers find that fishery closures in Belize's Glover's Reef help barracudas, groupers, and other predatory fish recover while the parrotfish and other herbivores essential for reef recovery still need more protection.
Nimbadons may have been largest herbivorous mammals to ever live in canopies there.
Discover how koalas survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals.
Follow individual koalas from a small social group on an Australian island to learn just how a koala manages to survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals.
Duck-billed beast was a herbivore that roamed the land about 73 million years ago.

In science:

II.D) one sees vertices representing plants, herbivores, and carnivores.
The structure and function of complex networks
Many edges link the plants and herbivores, and many more the herbivores and carnivores.
The structure and function of complex networks
But there are few edges linking herbivores to other herbivores, or carnivores to plants.
The structure and function of complex networks
With their hypothesis, they found a transition from a uniform stable state to a new steady state in which plant and herbivore are more concentrated in certain regions, depending on the model parameters.
Stochastic population dynamics in turbulent fields
The variable used for classification is the feeding type which takes 6 values, namely primary producer, omnivorous, herbivorous/detrivorous, carnivorous, detrivorous, and carnivorous/detrivorous.
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