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car·niv·o·rous

 (kär-nĭv′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Of or relating to carnivores.
2. Flesh-eating or predatory: a carnivorous bird.
3. Characterized by destructive or predatory behavior or instincts: "a city becoming increasingly carnivorous as it becomes decreasingly serious about governance" (George F. Will).
4. Botany Capable of trapping insects or other small organisms and absorbing nutrients from them.

[From Latin carnivorus : carō, carn-, flesh; see sker- in Indo-European roots + -vorus, -vorous.]

car·niv′o·rous·ly adv.
car·niv′o·rous·ness n.

carnivorous

(kɑːˈnɪvərəs)
adj
1. (Zoology) (esp of animals) feeding on flesh
2. (Botany) (of plants such as the pitcher plant and sundew) able to trap and digest insects and other small animals
3. (Zoology) of or relating to the Carnivora
4. informal aggressively ambitious or reactionary
[C17: from Latin carnivorus, from carō flesh + vorāre to consume]
carˈnivorously adv
carˈnivorousness n

car•niv•o•rous

(kɑrˈnɪv ər əs)

adj.
1. flesh-eating.
2. of or pertaining to the carnivores.
[1640–50; < Latin carnivorus=carni-, comb. form of carō flesh + -vorus -vorous]
car•niv′o•rism, n.
car•niv′o•rous•ly, adv.
car•niv′o•rous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.carnivorous - relating to or characteristic of carnivores; "the lion and other carnivorous animals"
2.carnivorous - (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals; "carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
herbivorous - feeding only on plants
insectivorous - (of animals and plants) feeding on insects
omnivorous - feeding on both plants and animals
Translations
لاحِم: آكل لُحوم
masožravý
kødædende
carnivorepoisson carnassier
kjötætu-; rándÿrs-
mäsožravý
et yiyenetobur

carnivorous

[kɑːˈnɪvərəs] ADJ
1. [animal] → carnívoro
2. (hum) (= non-vegetarian) → carnívoro, no vegetariano

carnivorous

[kɑːrˈnɪvərəs] adj
[animal] → carnivore, carnassier/ière; [plant] → carnivore
[person] → carnivore

carnivorous

carnivorous

[kɑːˈnɪvrəs] adjcarnivoro/a

carnivore

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

car·niv·o·rous

a. carnívoro-a.
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