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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
لاحم: يعتاش لاحِم: يَعْتاشُ على اللحوم
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
References in classic literature ?
Now the little trembling hare, which the dread of all her numerous enemies, and chiefly of that cunning, cruel, carnivorous animal, man, had confined all the day to her lurking-place, sports wantonly o'er the lawns; now on some hollow tree the owl, shrill chorister of the night, hoots forth notes which might charm the ears of some modern connoisseurs in music; now, in the imagination of the half-drunk clown, as he staggers through the churchyard, or rather charnelyard, to his home, fear paints the bloody hobgoblin; now thieves and ruffians are awake, and honest watchmen fast asleep; in plain English, it was now midnight; and the company at the inn, as well those who have been already mentioned in this history, as some others who arrived in the evening, were all in bed.
A carnivorous animal living on a straight meat diet, he was in full flower, at the high tide of his life, overspilling with vigor and virility.
I cannot here enter on the copious details which I have collected on this curious subject; but to show how singular the laws are which determine the reproduction of animals under confinement, I may just mention that carnivorous animals, even from the tropics, breed in this country pretty freely under confinement, with the exception of the plantigrades or bear family; whereas, carnivorous birds, with the rarest exceptions, hardly ever lay fertile eggs.
He discovered why he had seen no babes or children among the Caspakian tribes with which he had come in contact; why each more northerly tribe evinced a higher state of development than those south of them; why each tribe included individuals ranging in physical and mental characteristics from the highest of the next lower race to the lowest of the next higher, and why the women of each tribe immersed themselves morning for an hour or more in the warm pools near which the habitations of their people always were located; and, too, he discovered why those pools were almost immune from the attacks of carnivorous animals and reptiles.
However, according to Discover, this is "possibly the worst idea, ever," noting that a powerful carnivorous animal might not be the ideal companion for a woman giving birth, or for her newborn.
About 40% of the polecat population - or about 18,500 - is in Wales, meaning that the country remains a vital stronghold for the carnivorous animal.
And we will be very strict about it because the only thing you can't do with a carnivorous animal is eat it.
The Gulf of Mexico extended at that time all the way up to the Arctic Ocean and that was the environment the carnivorous animal lived in.
A carnivorous animal will not eat another animal that has been killed by a lightning strike
Fast- moving, carnivorous animal, like a cross between a shrew and a large cat, a long mobile snout helped it hunt for prey in the leaf litter.
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A newly discovered fossilized skeleton of a carnivorous animal, has helped scientists pinpoint the origin of flippers - limb adaptations for swimming in water, in seals, sea lions, and the walrus.