Carnivore definition

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Any of various other flesh-eating animals.
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Any animal that consumes other animals.
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Any of various mammals of the order Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, bears, weasels, raccoons, and seals, most of which are predatory flesh-eating animals.
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Any of an order (Carnivora) of fanged, flesh-eating mammals, including the dog, bear, cat, and seal.
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Any of various other flesh-eating animals.
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An insectivorous plant.
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A plant that ingests small animals, esp. insects.
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Any of various mammals of the order Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, bears, weasels, raccoons, and seals, most of which are predatory flesh-eating animals.
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The definition of a carnivore is a person or animal who eats meat.

A man who eats steak is an example of a carnivore.

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An animal that feeds chiefly on the flesh of other animals. Carnivores include predators such as lions and alligators, and scavengers such as hyenas and vultures. In a food chain, carnivores are either secondary or tertiary consumers.
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Any of various generally meat-eating mammals of the order Carnivora. Carnivores have large, sharp canine teeth and large brains, and the musculoskeletal structure of their forelimbs permits great flexibility for springing at prey. Many carnivores remain in and defend a single territory. Dogs, cats, bears, weasels, raccoons, hyenas, and (according to some classifications) seals and walruses are all carnivores.
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Any animal that eats meat as the main part of its diet.
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(taxonomy) A mammal belonging to the order Carnivora.
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An insectivorous plant.
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A plant that eats insects, such as a Venus flytrap.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carnivore
Plural:
carnivores

Origin of carnivore

  • From French meat-eating from Latin carnivorus carnivorous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French carnivore, from Latin carnivorus.

    From Wiktionary