flesh-eating: A dog is a carnivorous animal.
Origin of carnivorous
1640–50;Related formscar·niv·o·rism, nouncar·niv·o·rous·ly, adverbcar·niv·o·rous·ness, nounnon·car·niv·o·rous, adjectivenon·car·niv·o·rous·ly, adverbnon·car·niv·o·rous·ness, nounun·car·niv·o·rous, adjectiveun·car·niv·o·rous·ly, adverbun·car·niv·o·rous·ness, noun
< Latin carnivorus,
equivalent to carni-
(combining form of carō
flesh) + -vorus -vorous
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Examples from the Web for non-carnivorous
Historical Examples of non-carnivorous
Once its jar is emptied, the larva is flung aside as worthless offal, a certain sign of a non-carnivorous appetite.
Once the pouch is emptied the larva is abandoned as useless offal, a certain sign of non-carnivorous appetites.
British Dictionary definitions for non-carnivorous
Derived Formscarnivorously, adverbcarnivorousness, noun
(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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Word Origin and History for non-carnivorous
1640s, from Latin carnivorus "flesh-eating, feeding on flesh," from caro (genitive carnis) "flesh" (see carnage) + vorare "to devour" (see voracity).
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