An animal that only eats plants and is not a meat eater, as opposed to omnivores and carnivores.
The biggest dinosaurs were herbivores as are most of the animals that we humans commonly eat.
Her"bi*vore (?), n. [Cf. F. herbivore.] Zool.
One of the Herbivora.
P. H. Gosse.
© Webster 1913.
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