Feeding or subsisting on grass and the like food said of horses cattle and other animals
- Feeding or subsisting on grass, and the like food; -- stated of ponies, cattle, alongside pets.
"feeding on lawn," 1739, from gramini-, brush. type of Latin gramen (genitive graminis) "grass, fodder," which maybe fundamentally is cognate with English lawn, + -vorous.
(a.) Feeding or subsisting on lawn, and stuff like that meals; -- said of ponies, cattle, also creatures.
The larger beasts of prey are not met with, and little check is therefore put on the natural fecundity of the graminivorous species.