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herbivorous


It is a peaceful herbivore.
  feeding only on plants
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herbivores herbivore herbivorous
Strongly Associated with:   carnivorous, omnivorous
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  • It is a peaceful herbivore.
  • Herbivorous animals are an important link in the food chain as they transform the sun’s energy that is stored in the plants to food that can be consumable by carnivores and omnivores up the food chain.
    paraphrased from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbivore(retrieved 03/25/08)
  • We can bite like a carnivore, or chew like an herbivore, depending on the dish.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • For a peace-loving herbivore, he looked downright murderous.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief

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  • Caribou are the only large herbivores to be found in any numbers in the arctic Barren Lands.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • "It’s an herbivore.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Finally, Bellamy had been the one to point out that they were hooves, not paws, which meant that it was probably an herbivore, and therefore something they could conceivably catch and eat.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • The vegetation started to die, which caused the herbivores to die, and then the carnivores weren’t far behind.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • In the way of herbivores, nothing left here to kill.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • A small herbivore, if I remember.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park

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  • Signs have to be put up to explain to the public that the dog is not live food left for the lions (just as we had to put up a sign pointing out that rhinoceros are herbivores and do not eat goats).
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Mrs Breen in man’s frieze overcoat with loose bellows pockets, stands in the causeway, her roguish eyes wideopen, smiling in all her herbivorous buckteeth.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Rahel, standing on the car seat, had grown out of the Plymouth window like the loose, flailing horn of a car-shaped herbivore.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • It was the cry of a small animal, a tiny nocturnal creature, a herbivore that depended on stealth and speed for survival.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Carnivore, omnivore or herbivore?
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Most of the big ones are like Cuvier’s devil, herbivorous.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • He kept no special lookout, rationalizing that night feeders would be bedded down and day feeders would hardly be prowling the tree tops-not big ones, anyway; they would be on the ground, stalking herbivores.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • "Let’s go hunt some stinking herbivores."
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • That’s right, these herbivores, natural plant eaters, are fed meat.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Ellie knew that one of Grant’s dreams was to study infant-rearing behavior in carnivorous dinosaurs, as he had already studied the behavior of herbivores.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • His stunned mind made academic associations: North American herbivores, late Jurassic horizon.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Studies of predator/prey populations in the game parks of Africa and India suggested that, roughly speaking, there was one predatory carnivore for every four hundred herbivores.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Ringed with dense vegetation, this island formed a protected sanctuary where herds of herbivorous duckbilled dinosaurs laid their eggs in communal nests, and raised their squeaking young.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Well, it turns out that compys will eat the feces of large herbivores and redigest it.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Not that he was afraid; all the species of duckbilled dinosaurs were herbivorous, and this one acted exactly like a cow.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • In each case the birds dine on the insects that would otherwise bother the herbivore.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Every step up the food chain, or "trophic pyramid," approximately 90% of energy is lost, which is why there are fewer carnivores than there are herbivores.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Birds follow and clean up after herbivores.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Hyenas snack on the excrement of herbivores with clucks of pleasure.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • When we looked at beef ranching, we learned how grasses and herbivores formed a partnership over millions of years of evolution.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Now that we’ve had a look at these fascinating herbivores, we will go on to some dinosaurs that are a little larger.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Continuing on our prehistoric safari, we come next to the herbivores of the ornithischian group.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Several of these remarkable herbivores live here at Jurassic Park-
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Most herbivores did not have a strong smell.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • People in prehistoric times often hunted the big herbivores that dined on grass.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • They didn’t need herbivores to turn the grass into meat.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • When Joel lets his chickens loose in a pasture, he is using their natural instinct to clean up after herbivores.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • Herbivores.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • He marvelled at everything, at how to tall trees came tall giraffes, how carnivores were supplied with herbivores and herbivores with grass, how some creatures crowded the day and others the night, how some that needed sharp beaks had sharp beaks and others that needed limber limbs had limber limbs.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He marvelled at everything, at how to tall trees came tall giraffes, how carnivores were supplied with herbivores and herbivores with grass, how some creatures crowded the day and others the night, how some that needed sharp beaks had sharp beaks and others that needed limber limbs had limber limbs.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "Well," Wu said, "we have some very big herbivores on this island.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • In nature you’ll always find birds following herbivores," Joel had explained.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
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Associated words [difficulty]:   herbivorous [4] , carnivorous [4] , omnivorous [5]
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