cannibal

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish Cannibalis, from Caniba, the Taino form recorded by Christopher Columbus for the Caribs, who were greatly feared. From an Arawakan language, probably Taino.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkænɪbl/
  • Rhymes: -ænɪbl

NounEdit

cannibal (plural cannibals)

  1. An organism which eats others of its own species, especially a human who eats human flesh.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Darwin to this entry?)

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Last modified on 25 March 2014, at 16:09