Definition of herbivorous in US English:



  • See herbivore

    • ‘As with mammals, herbivorous dinosaurs of different body size probably selected different diets.’
    • ‘Most rodents are herbivorous, but some are omnivorous, and others prey on insects.’
    • ‘For as long as they were there, no crocodile or armored herbivorous or general carnivorous dinosaur could grow very big.’
    • ‘Many of the extinct marsupial megafauna were large, herbivorous browsers, some weighing several tons.’
    • ‘The dugong is the only living herbivorous mammal that spends its entire life in the sea.’