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Noun: carnivore  'kaa(r)-ni,vor
  1. A terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal
    "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
  2. Any animal that feeds on flesh
    "Tyrannosaurus Rex was a large carnivore"; "insectivorous plants are considered carnivores"

Derived forms: carnivores

Type of: eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal, predator, predatory animal

Part of: Carnivora, order Carnivora

Encyclopedia: Carnivore