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 that eats mostly meat. The word Carnivora comes from Latin, where Carne means "flesh" or "meat", and Vorare is a verb meaning "eat", that is "meat-eater". Predators commonly hunt and kill their own prey. Scavengers are carnivores that eat other animals which they did not kill themselves and which have been dead for a time. Carnivores that eat mainly or only insects are called insectivores. Carnivores that eat mainly or only fish are called piscivores.

The word "Carnivore" also can mean any animal in the scientific order Carnivora. Most animals in the Carnivora eat meat, though a few do not.



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  • G&F employee pleads guilty to mistakenly killing grizzly
    Large carnivore specialist thought he was shooting black bear; turned himself in   A local Wyoming Game and Fish employee may face some steep financial penalties after mistaking a grizzly bear for a black bear while hunting on his own time last year. Luke Ellsbury, a large carnivore biologist in the Game and Fish’s Cody office, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor c Read more on this news related to 'Carnivore'
  • New Species: Yoda bat, Dracula minnow, 20-foot carnivore plant
    A tube-nosed fruit bat with an appearance reminiscent of the Star Wars Jedi Master Yoda has been discovered in a remote rain forest. Among the animals highlighted in New Blood: Greater Mekong New Species Discoveries 2009' is the Dracula minnow, a fangless snake, a frog that chirps like a cricket, and a pitcher plant that traps insects and grows to a height of Read more on this news related to 'Carnivore'
  • In carnivore country, Uruguay's vegetarians promote their lifestyle
    Montevideo, Sep 24 (IANS/EFE) Free snacks, monthly meetings for co-dependent carnivores and radio programmes are some of the initiatives vegetarians and vegans are undertaking to promote their lifestyle in Uruguay, the South American country which has one of the world's most meat-loving populations. Read more on this news related to 'Carnivore'

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