Definition of herbivorous:
- "The Lost Warship", Robert Moore Williams.
We all know how complex is the digestive apparatus of the herbivorous animal, of which the four stomachs of the ruminants are an instance, and how large is the bulk of food in proportion to his size which the elephant requires, compared with that which suffices for the lion or the tiger.- "The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases", Charles West, M.D..
There is a lot more to it than I can tell you now, but after various ups and downs, dinosaurs became extinct and Nature tried out several kinds of warm- blooded, furry mammals, some of them herbivorous and built for speed to run away from their enemies, some of them swamp- dwelling monsters with heavy legs and small brains, who, slow of movement, relied on horns and other armor and sharp teeth for their defense.- "Unexplored!", Allen Chaffee.