carnivore

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noun car·ni·vore \ˈkär-nə-ˌvȯr\

Definition of carnivore

  1. 1 :  any of an order (Carnivora) of typically flesh-eating mammals that includes dogs, foxes, bears, raccoons, and cats; broadly :  a carnivorous animal

  2. 2 :  a carnivorous plant

Origin and Etymology of carnivore

ultimately from Latin carnivorus


First Known Use: 1840

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CARNIVORE Defined for English Language Learners

carnivore

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noun car·ni·vore \ˈkär-nə-ˌvȯr\

Definition of carnivore for English Language Learners

  • : an animal that eats meat : a meat eater


CARNIVORE Defined for Kids

carnivore

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noun car·ni·vore \ˈkär-nə-ˌvȯr\

Definition of carnivore for Students

  1. :  an animal that feeds on meat



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