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baleen the bony, flexible strips in the upper jaws of whales that feed by filtering food from ocean water. These whales use baleen to strain large amounts of small food such as shrimp from the water.
bite of insects or similar small creatures, to break into the skin of (a human or other mammal) in order to feed on blood. [1/10 definitions]
browse to graze or feed on growing plants. [1/2 definitions]
bug an insect with front wings that are thick at the base and thin at the tip. There are many kinds of bugs. All have mouths made for sucking, and most feed on plants. [1/6 definitions]
fed past tense and past participle of feed.
flea a tiny insect that does not have wings but can jump far. Fleas feed on the blood of the animals they bite.
fodder feed for farm animals, such as stalks of corn cut and mixed with hay.
graze1 to feed on growing grass. [2 definitions]
herd any group of cattle or wild animals that feed and travel together. [1/4 definitions]
horsefly a large fly that is sometimes found in large numbers around horses, cows, or other animals. Female horseflies bite and feed on the blood of people and animals.
mammal a warm-blooded animal with fur or hair on its skin and a skeleton inside its body. Mammal mothers produce milk to feed their babies. Most mammals have four legs or two arms and two legs. Dogs, cows, elephants, mice, whales, and humans are all mammals.
moth an insect called the clothes moth. It lays its eggs in wool or other fabric or fur. When the eggs hatch, the larvae feed on the fabric and damage it. [1/2 definitions]
nurse to feed from a breast. [1/4 definitions]
pasture grass or other plants that grazing animals feed on. [2/3 definitions]
trunk the long snout of an elephant. An elephant uses its flexible trunk to breathe, feed itself, pick up objects, and many other things. [1/6 definitions]
vulture a large bird that usually has dark feathers and a bald head and neck. There are many kinds of vulture. These birds are related to hawks and feed on dead animals.
whale1 a very large mammal that lives in the water. Most kinds of whales live in the ocean. They have a body shaped like a dolphin or porpoise, flippers for front limbs, and a flat, triangular tail. Some kinds of whales have teeth; others feed with baleen. [1/2 definitions]