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 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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