Carnivore

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Carnivore Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • any animal that feeds on flesh; "Tyrannosaurus Rex was a large carnivore"; "insectivorous plants are considered carnivores"
  • terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb

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  • a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb" ,
  • any animal that feeds on flesh; "Tyrannosaurus Rex was a large carnivore"; "insectivorous plants are considered carnivores"

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Carnivore Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A carnivore is an animal which eats mostly meat. Predators commonly hunt and kill their own prey. Scavengers are carnivores which eat animals they did not kill themselves. Carnivores which eat mainly or only insects are called insectivores. Carnivores which eat mainly or only fish are called piscivores.

The word "carnivore" describes more than just the scientific order Carnivora. However, almost all animals in the Carnivora do eat meat, though a few do not.



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