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herbivore

(hûr′bə-vôr′, ûr′-)
n.
An animal that feeds chiefly on plants.

herbivore

[hərbivōr]
Etymology: L, herba, grass, vorare, to devour
an animal that subsists mostly or entirely on plants. herbivorous, adj.

herbivore

any animal feeding on plant matter.

herbivore

one of the Herbivora; animals that subsist in their natural state entirely by eating plants and plant products. In confined management systems foods of animal origin may be included in their diets, e.g. meat meal, fish meal.

non-ruminant herbivore
monogastric animals, such as horses and rabbits, able to digest roughages and other fibrous feeds in their hindgut.
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