Definitions for carnivoreˈkɑr nəˌvɔr, -ˌvoʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

car•ni•voreˈkɑr nəˌvɔr, -ˌvoʊr(n.)

  1. an animal that eats flesh.

    Category: Zoology

  2. a flesh-eating mammal of the order Carnivora, comprising the dogs, cats, bears, seals, and weasels.

    Category: Zoology

  3. an insectivorous plant.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of carnivore:

1850–55; < L carnivoruscarnivorous

car•niv′o•ral-ˈnɪv ər əl(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carnivore(noun)

    a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal

    "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"

  2. carnivore(noun)

    any animal that feeds on flesh

    "Tyrannosaurus Rex was a large carnivore"; "insectivorous plants are considered carnivores"

Wiktionary

  1. carnivore(Noun)

    Any animal that eats meat as the main part of its diet.

  2. carnivore(Noun)

    A mammal belonging to the order Carnivora.

  3. Carnivore(ProperNoun)

    a computer system designed by the FBI to monitor e-mail and electronic communications

  4. Origin: Ultimately from carnivorus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carnivore(noun)

    one of the Carnivora

Freebase

  1. Carnivore

    A carnivore meaning 'meat eater' is an animal that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging. Animals that depend solely on animal flesh for their nutrient requirements are considered obligate carnivores while those that also consume non-animal food are considered facultative carnivores. Omnivores also consume both animal and non-animal food, and apart from the more general definition, there is no clearly defined ratio of plant to animal material that would distinguish a facultative carnivore from an omnivore. A carnivore that sits at the top of the foodchain is an apex predator. Plants that capture and digest insects are called carnivorous plants. Similarly, fungi that capture microscopic animals are often called carnivorous fungi.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

carnivore(noun)

a flesh-eating animal

The lion is a carnivore.

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