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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: herbivorus 'plant-eating', from herba ( HERB) + -vorus, from vorare 'to eat'

herbivore

noun
     
her‧bi‧vore [countable]
HBA an animal that only eats plants [↪ carnivore, omnivore]
herbivorous adjective
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