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


  • A carnivore convocation
    Three eagles feed on a deer around 5 p.m. Sunday near the North Skunk River. This spot is less than 100 yards from a large nest. Jean Hagedon, of Newton, captured the moment with her camera. Read more on this news related to 'Carnivore'
  • Polar bears get their special day
    International Polar Bear Day celebrates the world's largest bear and land carnivore to highlight conservation efforts Read more on this news related to 'Carnivore'
  • Leopard trapped in Kodanad
    : A leopard was trapped inside the Kodanadu estate near Kotagiri. Following the reported sighting of a carnivore with its cub in the estate, which is used by the former Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa... Read more on this news related to 'Carnivore'

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