Carnivore

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Carnivore Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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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Carnivore Sample Sentences in News


  • Carnivore Comeback: Bears and Wolves Are Thriving in Europe
    Despite having half the land area of the contiguous United States and double the population density, Europe is home to twice as many wolves as the U.S. A new study finds that Europe's other large carnivores are experiencing a resurgence in their numbers, too — and mostly in nonprotected areas where the animals coexist alongside humans. The success is owed t Read more on this news related to 'Carnivore'
  • Carnivore comeback?
    Despite having half the land area of the contiguous United States and double the population density, Europe is home to twice as many wolves as the U.S. Read more on this news related to 'Carnivore'
  • Carnivore Comeback: Wolves, Bears and Lynx Thrive in Europe
    Data was pulled from all over Europe Read more on this news related to 'Carnivore'

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