The definition of a cannibal is an animal that eats the flesh of other animals in the same species.
A person who eats the flesh of another person is an example of a cannibal.
- a person who eats human flesh
- an animal that eats its own kind
Origin of cannibalSpanish canibal, a savage, cannibal (term used by Columbus) ; from Arawakan Caniba, a cannibal people; akin to Carib galibi, literally , strong men
of, resembling, or having the habits of cannibals
- A person who eats the flesh of other humans.
- An animal that feeds on others of its own kind.
Origin of cannibalFrom Spanish Caníbalis, name (as recorded by Christopher Columbus) of the allegedly cannibalistic Caribs of Cuba and Haiti, from earlier Carib karibna, person, Carib.