An animal that feeds on plants.
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- This includes both carnivores such as wolves, which eat other animals, and herbivores such as cows, which eat plants.
- The previously discussed benefits of large size to a mammalian herbivore probably also accrued to large herbivorous dinosaurs.
- Feeding on them are microscopic and macroscopic herbivores, with carnivores preying on them.
mid 19th century: from Latin herba 'herb' + -vore (see -vorous).
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- As with mammals, herbivorous dinosaurs of different body size probably selected different diets.
- The dugong is the only living herbivorous mammal that spends its entire life in the sea.
- Many of the extinct marsupial megafauna were large, herbivorous browsers, some weighing several tons.
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