Definitions for carnivorouskɑrˈnɪv ər əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

car•niv•o•rouskɑrˈnɪv ər əs(adj.)

  1. flesh-eating.

    Category: Zoology

  2. of or pertaining to the carnivores.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of carnivorous:

1640–50; < L carnivorus=carni-, comb. form of carō flesh +-vorus -vorous

car•niv′o•rous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carnivorous(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of carnivores

    "the lion and other carnivorous animals"

  2. carnivorous(adj)

    (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals

    "carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"

Wiktionary

  1. carnivorous(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to carnivores, or the taxonomic order Canivora.

  2. carnivorous(Adjective)

    Predatory or flesh eating.

  3. carnivorous(Adjective)

    Insectivorous: capable of trapping insects and absorbing nutrient from them.

  4. Origin: From carnivorus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carnivorous(adj)

    eating or feeding on flesh. The term is applied: (a) to animals which naturally seek flesh for food, as the tiger, dog, etc.; (b) to plants which are supposed to absorb animal food; (c) to substances which destroy animal tissue, as caustics


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