Carnivorous meaning

kär-nĭvər-əs
The definition of carnivorous is an animal that eats the meat of other animals, or a plant that traps and digests insects or other small animals.

A person who eats meat is an example of someone who would be described as carnivorous.

A Venus Fly Trap is an example of a carnivorous plant.

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Flesh-eating or predatory.

A carnivorous bird.

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Of or relating to carnivores.
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(botany) Capable of trapping insects or other small organisms and absorbing nutrients from them.
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Characterized by destructive or predatory behavior or instincts.
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Flesh-eating or predatory.

A carnivorous bird.

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Of or relating to carnivores.
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(botany) Capable of trapping insects or other small organisms and absorbing nutrients from them.
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Of, or relating to carnivores, or the taxonomic order Carnivora.
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Of the carnivores.
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Origin of carnivorous

  • From Latin carnivorus carō carn- flesh sker-1 in Indo-European roots -vorus -vorous

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

  • From Latin carnivorus (“flesh-eating”)

    From Wiktionary