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In zoology, a graminivore (not to be confused with a granivore) is an herbivorous animal that feeds primarily on grass1 (specifically "true" grasses; plants of the family Poaceae). The word is derived from Latin graminis, meaning "grass", and vorare, meaning "to eat."2 Graminivory is a form of grazing.

Horses, cattle, capybara, hippopotamuses, grasshoppers, geese, and giant pandas would be examples of graminivores. Some carnivores, such as dogs and cats, are known to eat grass occasionally.


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