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car·ni·vore

 (kär′nə-vôr′)
n.
1. Any of various mammals of the order Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, bears, weasels, raccoons, and seals, most of which are predatory flesh-eating animals.
2. Any of various other flesh-eating animals.
3. An insectivorous plant.

[From French, meat-eating, from Latin carnivorus; see carnivorous.]

carnivore

(ˈkɑːnɪˌvɔː)
n
1. (Animals) any placental mammal of the order Carnivora, typically having large pointed canine teeth and sharp molars and premolars, specialized for eating flesh. The order includes cats, dogs, bears, raccoons, hyenas, civets, and weasels
2. (Biology) any other animal or any plant that feeds on animals
3. informal an aggressively ambitious person
[C19: probably back formation from carnivorous]

car•ni•vore

(ˈkɑr nəˌvɔr, -ˌvoʊr)

n.
1. an animal that eats flesh.
2. a flesh-eating mammal of the order Carnivora, comprising the dogs, cats, bears, seals, and weasels.
3. an insectivorous plant.
[1850–55; < Latin carnivorus carnivorous]
car•niv′o•ral (-ˈnɪv ər əl) adj.

car·ni·vore

(kär′nə-vôr′)
1.
a. An animal that feeds chiefly on the flesh of other animals. Carnivores include predators such as lions and alligators, and scavengers such as hyenas and vultures. Compare herbivore.
b. Any of a taxonomic order of mammals of this kind, generally having large, sharp canine teeth. Dogs, cats, bears, and weasels all belong to this order.
2. A plant that eats insects, such as a Venus flytrap.

carnivorous adjective

carnivore

a meat-eating animal. Cf. herbivore. — camivorous, adj.
See also: Animals

carnivore

A meat-eating organism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammalcarnivore - a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Carnivora, order Carnivora - cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
fissiped, fissiped mammal - terrestrial carnivores; having toes separated to the base: dogs; cats; bears; badgers; raccoons
canid, canine - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
felid, feline - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
bear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
viverrine, viverrine mammal - small cat-like predatory mammals of warmer parts of the Old World
mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal - fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals
procyonid - plantigrade carnivorous mammals
2.carnivore - any animal that feeds on flesh; "Tyrannosaurus Rex was a large carnivore"; "insectivorous plants are considered carnivores"
predatory animal, predator - any animal that lives by preying on other animals

carnivore

Carnivores

aardwolf, arctic fox, badger, bear, binturong, black bear, bobcat, brown bear, cacomistle or cacomixle, caracal or desert lynx, cat see breeds of cat, breeds of dog catamount, catamountain, or cat-o'-mountain, cheetah or chetah, cinnamon bear, civet, corsac, coyote or prairie wolf, dhole, dingo or (Austral.) native dog, dog, ermine, fennec, ferret, fox, genet or genette, giant panda, grey fox (U.S.), grey wolf or timber wolf, grison, grizzly bear or grizzly, hog badger, hognosed skunk, hyena or hyaena, ichneumon, jackal, jaguar, jaguarondi or jaguarundi, kinkajou, honey bear, or potto, Kodiak bear, kolinsky, laughing hyena or spotted hyena, leopard or panther, linsang, lion, lynx, margay, marten, meerkat, mink, mongoose, mountain lion, ocelot, otter, otter shrew, palm civet, panda, panther, pine marten or sweet marten, polar bear or (N. Canad.) nanook, polecat, prairie dog, puma or cougar, raccoon, racoon, or coon, raccoon dog, rasse, ratel, red fox, rooikat, sable, sea otter, serval, silver fox, skunk, sloth bear, snow leopard or ounce, stoat, stone marten, strandwolf, sun bear, swift fox or kit fox, tayra, teledu, tiger, tiger cat, timber wolf, weasel, wolf, wolverine, glutton, or carcajou, zibeline, zibet, zorilla or zorille
Translations
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masožravec
kødæder
lihansyöjä
húsevő
kjötætakjötæta; rándÿr
carnivora
mėsėdismėsėdis gyvūnas
gaļēdājs dzīvnieks
mäsožravec
et yiyenetobur

carnivore

[ˈkɑːnɪvɔːʳ] N
1. (Zool) → carnívoro/a m/f
2. (hum) (= non-vegetarian) → carnívoro/a m/f, no vegetariano/a m/f

carnivore

[ˈkɑːrnɪvɔːr] n
(= animal) → carnivore m
(= person who eats meat) → carnivore mf

carnivore

n pl <carnivora> (= animal)Fleischfresser m; (= plant)fleischfressende Pflanze

carnivore

[ˈkɑːnɪvɔːʳ] ncarnivoro

carnivore

(ˈkaːnivoː) noun
a flesh-eating animal. The lion is a carnivore.
carˈnivorous adjective
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