- a herbivorous animal.
- an animal that feeds on grass and other plants
- informal a liberal, idealistic, or nonmaterialistic person
1851, from Modern Latin herbivora (1830) or French herbivore (1748), from Latin herbivorus, from herba “a herb” + vorare “devour, swallow” (see voracity).
- An animal that feeds mainly or only on plants. In a food chain, herbivores are primary consumers. Compare carnivore detritivore.
A living thing that eats only plants. Cattle, sheep, and horses are herbivores.