“In British English, herb and its derivatives, such as herbaceous, herbal, herbicide, and herbivore, are pronounced with h. In American English, herb and herbal are more often pronounced without the h, while the opposite is true of herbaceous, herbicide, and herbivore, which are more often pronounced with the h.”
How do you say the word herbivore?
Do you say an herbivore or a herbivore?
But the H in ‘herbivore‘ and ‘herbivorous‘ is pronounced; after all, those words don’t refer to herbs specifically, but to plant-eating animals, from the Latin root for grass. So yes, it should be ‘a herbivorous‘ in both AE and BE.
What herbivore means?
A herbivore is an animal anatomically and physiologically adapted to eating plant material, for example foliage or marine algae, for the main component of its diet. As a result of their plant diet, herbivorous animals typically have mouthparts adapted to rasping or grinding.
What are 10 examples of herbivores?
➝ Example; lion, bear, snake, crocodile, lizard, eagle and wolf etc. The organisms which consume or eat only plants as their source of food are called herbivores. ➝ For example, cow, rabbit, goat, deer, locust and camel etc. The organisms which eat both plant food as well as meat of animals are called omnivores.
What is a herbivore give five examples?
Commonly recognized herbivores include deer, rabbits, cows, sheep, goats, elephants, giraffes, horses, and pandas.
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