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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plant-eating(a), phytophagic, phytophagous, phytophilousadjective

    (of animals) feeding on plants


  1. plant-eating

    Plant-eating refers to organisms, particularly animals, that primarily or solely consume plant material such as leaves, stems, roots or fruits. This type of diet is also known as herbivorous. Plant-eating organisms play a crucial role in the ecosystem by controlling plant populations and cycling nutrients. Examples of such organisms include deer, elephants, cows, and many types of insects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plant-eatingadjective

    eating, or subsisting on, plants; as, a plant-eating beetle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plant-eating in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plant-eating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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    an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
    A accessory
    B plantation
    C deterioration
    D cycling

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