carnivore

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Etymology

Borrowed from Француски carnivore, from Латински carnivorus. In the zoological sense, coined by William Whewell in 1840 as an adaptation of Cuvier's coinage, Француски carnivore.

Pronunciation

Noun

carnivore (plural carnivores)

  1. An organism that feeds chiefly on animals; an animal that feeds on meat as the main part of its diet.
    Синонимs: meat-eater, zoophage
    As juveniles the crocodiles are frequently predated by larger carnivores.
  2. (zoology) A mammal belonging to the order Carnivora.
    Синоним: carnivoran
    The panda and the panther are both carnivores.
  3. (informal) A person who is not a vegetarian.
    Синонимs: meat-eater, meatarian, (often humorous) meatatarian, (now rare) kreophagist, nonvegetarian, (derogatory) bloodmouth
  4. A follower of the carnivore diet (consuming only animal-based products, such as meat, eggs and dairy)

Usage notes

Not all meat-eaters (e.g. meat-eating birds and fish) belong to Carnivora, and not all Carnivora are meat-eaters (e.g. giant panda). To avoid the confusion, a new term carnivoran has been introduced to mean "belonging to Carnivora".

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Map-Francophone World.svg Француски

Etymology

Borrowed from Латински carnivorus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

carnivore

  1. carnivorous (predatory or flesh-eating)

Noun

carnivore m (plural carnivores)

  1. carnivore

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Italian language.svg Италијански

Adjective

carnivore

  1. feminine plural of carnivoro

Noun

carnivore f

  1. plural of carnivora

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Latin.jpg Латински

Adjective

carnivore

  1. vocative masculine singular of carnivorus