- the order comprising the carnivores.
Origin of Carnivora
Examples from the Web for carnivora
Adopting his idea, Cuvier referred the seals to an order of carnivora.Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution
Alpheus Spring Packard
He had all the subtle wiry look of the carnivora, as well as their disposition.The Quadroon
Bushbuck, waterbuck, and lots of other herbivora appeared, but no carnivora.In Africa</p>
John T. McCutcheon
The ape has not the sharp claws of the carnivora with which to seize and hold its prey.Man And His Ancestor
His head was square-cut, angular; the jaw salient: like that of the carnivora.A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays
Word Origin and History for carnivora
order of mammals, 1830, from Latin (animalia) carnivora "flesh-eating (animals)," neuter plural of carnivorus (see carnivorous). Applied as the scientific name of a large order of flesh-eating mammals by French naturalist Georges Léopole Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron Cuvier (1769-1832).