browse on

browse on (something)

To nibble or graze on plants, as of an animal. What can I do to keep animals from browsing on my plants?
See also: browse, on

browse on something

[for an animal] to feed on some kind of plant material. The deer browsed on the tender shoots in my garden. The rabbit browsed on my carrots.
See also: browse, on
References in classic literature ?
My horse was left to browse on the twigs that grew within his reach, while I explored the shores of the lake and the spot where Templeton stands.