Words nearby carnivore
Origin of carnivore
OTHER WORDS FROM carnivorecar·niv·o·ral [kahr-niv-er-uh l] /kɑrˈnɪv ər əl/, adjective
Examples from the Web for carnivore
In Area D the child's right foot bones were discovered with "carnivore damage."
But I learned that though I am a carnivore yet I have not the pluck to be a vulture.The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson
But the carnivore does not carry its food to its mouth, and the cat carries her kittens in her mouth and not with her paws.Parenthood and Race Culture|Caleb Williams Saleeby
That the carnivore may live herbivores must die; and that its young may be reared the young of weaker creatures must be orphaned.The Data of Ethics|Herbert Spencer
It was the reek of a skunk, stalked by a carnivore and defending itself as skunks do.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The molars differ from those of any other Carnivore in the much greater size of the first molars than of the last premolars.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
British Dictionary definitions for carnivore
Word Origin for carnivore
Scientific definitions for carnivore
- 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. In a food chain, carnivores are either secondary or tertiary consumers. Compare detritivore herbivore.
- Any of various generally meat-eating mammals of the order Carnivora. Carnivores have large, sharp canine teeth and large brains, and the musculoskeletal structure of their forelimbs permits great flexibility for springing at prey. Many carnivores remain in and defend a single territory. Dogs, cats, bears, weasels, raccoons, hyenas, and (according to some classifications) seals and walruses are all carnivores.
Cultural definitions for carnivore
A living thing that eats meat. Among mammals, there is an order of carnivores, including primarily meat-eating animals such as tigers and dogs. Some plants, such as the Venus's-flytrap, are carnivores.