• WordNet 3.6
    • n carnivore any animal that feeds on flesh "Tyrannosaurus Rex was a large carnivore","insectivorous plants are considered carnivores"
    • n carnivore a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal "terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Carnivorous animals will not eat another animal that has been hit by a lightning strike.
    • n Carnivore (Zoöl) One of the Carnivora.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carnivore A carnivorous animal; one of the Carnivora.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carnivore a carnivorous animal
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  • Francis Picabia
    “The family spirit has rendered man carnivorous.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. carnivore,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. caro, carnis, flesh, vorus, devouring.


In literature:

There never were more carnivorous little creatures than these puppies.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
Probably the bobcat and the gray fox are the most abundant carnivores in the Park.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
I hope it don't taste carnivorous.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
The "Lion of Poitiers" earned his name by reason of his carnivorous taste for rapine and flesh dripping blood.
"The Poniard's Hilt" by Eugène Sue
He was a courageous dog, but he could not face the great carnivore.
"Student Body" by Floyd L. Wallace
It would be too much to say such a form of disease does not exist in a carnivorous animal; but I have hitherto not met with it.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
His early life, the life of a predatory carnivore, had been an unthinkingly happy one.
"The Model of a Judge" by William Morrison
His carnivorousness interested the priests at home.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
At first there were neither huntsmen nor carnivorous animals to check this wonderful development.
"The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899]" by James Rodway
There are no important carnivorous animals.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Frogs are carnivorous, and in the season of activity are likely to be very voracious.
"The Ranidae" by Unknown
The carnivorous quadrupeds are designated by a different generic term.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
All carnivorous creatures prey upon the weaker.
"Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates
I have spoiled you by good treatment, you ungrateful, carnivorous dogs!
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
But there were also carnivorous reptiles, generally smaller than the herbivorous, whose teeth tell us that they preyed on other animals.
"The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight" by J. Cecil Hughes
There would be strongly pronounced differences between the carnivorous animals and those which form their natural prey.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
The perfect insects are for the most part nocturnal and are believed to be carnivorous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
The mink is a small carnivorous animal, belonging to the weasel family.
"Science of Trapping" by Elmer Harry Kreps
The only other carnivore as abundant as the sabretooth was a giant wolf.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
Those with hooked-bill are carnivorous and predatory or frugivorous.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray

In poetry:

"I feel the will to roam, to learn
By test, experience, nous,
That fire is hot and ocean deep,
And wolves carnivorous.
"On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Irish stews and boiled corned beef
and hot dogs by the scores,
or any place that saves a space
For smoking carnivores.
"The Health-Food Diner" by Maya Angelou
From whence arrived the praying mantis?
From outer space, or lost Atlantis?
glimpse the grin, green metal mug
at masks the pseudo-saintly bug,
Orthopterous, also carnivorous,
And faintly whisper, Lord deliver us.
"The Praying Mantis" by Ogden Nash

In news:

This kosher deli has been serving up corned beef and pastrami to Brooklyn carnivores for over 50 years.
However, the Showboat 's production wilts as the carnivorous plant at the center of the action grows.
Eating animals to survive is a time-honored tradition for carnivores such as human beings.
Ralph Charlton, Curator of Invertebrates at ABQ BioPark, shows off some of the exotic specimens on display in the Creeping , Crawling and Carnivorous Show at the Albuquerque Botanic Gardens.
A small chunk of 1950s France is seemingly stuck in a hell dimension: a one-building slum languishing through the total war between carnivores and vegetarians.
The Tyrannosaurus Bataar is a close relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex — one of the most well-known dinosaurs that is commonly depicted in movies as a feared, voracious carnivore.
Most people can recite at least a few facts about most of the exciting carnivores living in the mountains.
The best snooping technology that the FBI currently uses, the controversial software called Carnivore, has been useless against suspects clever enough to encrypt their files.
It's a perennial problem in certain social circles: Where can you dine with a mixed group of vegetarians and carnivores.
It's a battle of shark versus shark dating back over a century: Which species set the stage for modern great white shark s, the biggest carnivorous fish to roam the seas today.
The estimated number of grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem increased this year to 618, said Mark Bruscino, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's large carnivore section supervisor.
The estimated number of grizzly bear s in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem increased this year to 618, said Mark Bruscino, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's large carnivore section supervisor.
Esquire' Gives Carnivores an Issue for the Ages.
Carnivorous 'Velcro-like' sponge discovered in deep sea off California coast.
Beef Jerky , from Michael Symon's "Carnivore".

In science:

II.D) one sees vertices representing plants, herbivores, and carnivores.
The structure and function of complex networks
Many edges link the plants and herbivores, and many more the herbivores and carnivores.
The structure and function of complex networks
But there are few edges linking herbivores to other herbivores, or carnivores to plants.
The structure and function of complex networks
The variable used for classification is the feeding type which takes 6 values, namely primary producer, omnivorous, herbivorous/detrivorous, carnivorous, detrivorous, and carnivorous/detrivorous.
Supervised Blockmodelling
Thus, a tiger (Panthera tigris) is a carnivorous mammal that belongs to the genus Panthera, which also includes large cats, such as lions and leopards.
Personalizing Image Search Results on Flickr
Searching on the tag “tiger ” will return many images unrelated the carnivorous mammals, requiring the user to sift through possibly a large amount of irrelevant content.
Personalizing Image Search Results on Flickr
Paleoecology of the large carnivore guild from the late Pleistocene of Argentina.
Studies on Relevance, Ranking and Results Display