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Origin of carnivore
OTHER WORDS FROM carnivorecar·niv·o·ral [kahr-niv-er-uhl], /kɑrˈnɪv ər əl/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for carnivore
Meanwhile, the Upper Midwest population—which had been one of the last places the carnivores resisted eradication—rebounded.Gray wolves are leaving the endangered species list. But should they?|Ula Chrobak|November 5, 2020|Popular Science
Carrillo says the waning of sparassodonts may have left an opening for northern carnivores.Why South America’s ancient mammals may have lost out to northern counterparts|Jake Buehler|November 4, 2020|Science News
Already, fast food chains are offering plant-based burgers that routinely wow the most inveterate carnivores, including newspaper food writers.Why meat could be top of mind for voters in the upcoming election|jakemeth|September 5, 2020|Fortune
Quickly eating a lot of food can be useful for carnivores when food is scarce.When it comes to downing hot dogs, science says there’s a limit|Jonathan Lambert|August 7, 2020|Science News For Students
Eating large quantities of food quickly can be a useful strategy for carnivores when food is scarce.Competitive hot dog eaters may be nearing humans’ max eating speed|Jonathan Lambert|July 14, 2020|Science News
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.