flesh-eating: A dog is a carnivorous animal.
of the carnivores.
Origin of carnivorous
1640–50; < Latin carnivorus, equivalent to carni- (combining form of carō flesh) + -vorus -vorous
Synonyms for carnivorous
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(esp of animals) feeding on flesh
(of plants such as the pitcher plant and sundew) able to trap and digest insects and other small animals
of or relating to the Carnivora
informal aggressively ambitious or reactionary
Word Origin for carnivorous
C17: from Latin carnivorus, from carō flesh + vorāre to consume
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