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Meaning of CARNIVOROUS

Pronunciation:  kâr'nivurus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals; "carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"
  2. [adj]  relating to or characteristic of carnivores; "the lion and other carnivorous animals"
 

CARNIVOROUS is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: flesh-eating(a), meat-eating(a), piscivorous, predaceous, predacious, zoophagous
 
 Antonyms: herbivorous, insectivorous, omnivorous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Car*niv"o*rous\, a. [L. carnivorus; caro, carnis,
flesh + varare to devour.]
Eating or feeding on flesh. The term is applied:
(a) to animals which naturally seek flesh for food, as the
    tiger, dog, etc.;
(b) to plants which are supposed to absorb animal food;
(c) to substances which destroy animal tissue, as caustics.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: cannibal, cannibalistic, commensal, dietetic, dining, eating, feeding, flesh-eating, fruitarian, gastronomic, gluttonous, grain-eating, graminivorous, granivorous, grass-eating, herbivorous, insect-eating, insectivorous, lactovegetarian, man-eating, meat-eating, mensal, nourishing, nutritious, omnivorous, omophagous, pantophagous, phytivorous, phytophagous, plant-eating, postprandial, prandial, predacious, preprandial, vegetable-eating, vegetarian
 

 

 

 

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