herbivority /herr'beuh vawr"i tee, -vor"-/, n.herbivorously, adv.
/herr biv"euhr euhs, err-/, adj.
feeding on plants.
[1655-65; < NL herbivorus; see HERB, -I-, -VOROUS]

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