cannibal

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noun can·ni·bal \ˈka-nə-bəl\

Definition of cannibal

  1. :  one that eats the flesh of its own kind

Origin and Etymology of cannibal

New Latin Canibalis Carib, from Spanish Caníbal, from Taino Caniba, of Cariban origin; akin to Carib kariʔna Carib, person


First Known Use: 1553


CANNIBAL Defined for English Language Learners

cannibal

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noun can·ni·bal \ˈka-nə-bəl\

Definition of cannibal for English Language Learners

  • : a person who eats the flesh of human beings or an animal that eats its own kind


CANNIBAL Defined for Kids

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noun can·ni·bal \ˈka-nə-bəl\

Definition of cannibal for Students

  1. 1 :  a human being who eats human flesh

  2. 2 :  an animal that eats other animals of its own kind


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cannibal

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noun can·ni·bal \ˈkan-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of cannibal

  1. :  one that eats the flesh of its own kind

cannibal

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