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herbivorous

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Definition feeding only on plants
  • It is a peaceful herbivore.
herbivore = feeding only on plants
  • 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)
  • For a peace-loving herbivore, he looked downright murderous.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • herbivore = feeding only on plants
  • We can bite like a carnivore, or chew like an herbivore, depending on the dish.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • herbivore = and animal that only eats plants
  • 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
  • "Let's go hunt some stinking herbivores."
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • In the way of herbivores, nothing left here to kill.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Caribou are the only large herbivores to be found in any numbers in the arctic Barren Lands.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • A small herbivore, if I remember.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • 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
  • Most of the big ones are like Cuvier's devil, herbivorous.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • 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
  • Carnivore, omnivore or herbivore?
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • She liked the idea of being a gentle water-conserving East African herbivore, but had been less pleased when told the animal she'd picked was extinct.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Oryx and Crake
  • 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
  • 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

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