Carnivorous



flesh-eating:
A dog is a carnivorous animal.
of the carnivores.
Contemporary Examples

See how Psy, Lady Gaga, and a carnivorous toddler stack up on the most-watched list.
YouTube’s 10 Most-Watched Videos Ever Jake Heller, Patrice Howard April 22, 2013

“Lots of vegetarians have got a carnivorous streak,” she said.
Can Vegetarians Eat In-Vitro Meat? The Debate Rages. Nico Hines August 6, 2013

This delicious vegetarian-friendly dish will satisfy even the most carnivorous of crews.
Fresh Picks Alicia Silverstone October 26, 2009

The human barrier of overturned cars and debris was swarming with carnivorous automatons.
The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks Max Brooks January 13, 2011

Historical Examples

But it would not do to let the carnivorous brutes destroy their oxen,—that would not do.
The Young Yagers Mayne Reid

With the deer, of course, such is not the case, as they are not carnivorous.
The Hunters’ Feast Mayne Reid

She hadn’t even the one redeeming virtue of most carnivorous or predatory races—an insensate and almost automatic courage.
Science in Arcady Grant Allen

They are not carnivorous and therefore must be fed from the labors of man.
Daniel Boone John S. C. Abbott

There were also in the Coal-period insects allied to the Locusts and to the Mantids, a carnivorous group.
The Chain of Life in Geological Time Sir J. William Dawson

The carnivorous Tortoises have a similar habit, as we shall presently see.
Bible Animals; J. G. Wood

adjective
(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
adj.

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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