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[gram-uh-niv-er-uh s] /ˌgræm əˈnɪv ər əs/

feeding or subsisting on grass:
a graminivorous bird.
(of animals) feeding on grass

“feeding on grass,” 1739, from gramini-, comb. form of Latin gramen (genitive graminis) “grass, fodder,” which perhaps ultimately is cognate with English grass, + -vorous.


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