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herbivorous (hur-BIV-uhr-uhs, ur-) adjective

Feeding on plants; plant-eating.

[From New Latin herbivorus : Latin herba, vegetation + Latin -vorus, -vorous.]

"Howard Lyman: I think the chance of an epidemic in America, like what we had in England, is much smaller today than in 1996 when I was on the Oprah Winfrey Show. But if we do not address the other issues of feeding mammalian protein to herbivorous animals, we will still have the door open, and there could be significant problems ahead here." Motavalli, Jim; Rembert, Tracey C., The trouble with meat. (foodborne pathogens), E Magazine, 15 May 1998.

This week's theme: words related to eating and food.


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