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[kahr-niv-er-uh s] /kɑrˈnɪv ər əs/

A dog is a carnivorous animal.
of the .
(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

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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