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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French carnivore, from Latin carnivorus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑːnɪvɔː/
  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑːɹ.nɪ.vɔɹ/
 
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NounEdit

carnivore (plural carnivores)

  1. Any animal that eats meat as the main part of its diet.
  2. (zoology) A mammal belonging to the order Carnivora.
  3. (informal) A person who is not a vegetarian.

Usage notesEdit

Not all meat-eaters (e.g. meat-eating birds and fish) belong to Carnivora, and not all Carnivora are meat-eaters (e.g. giant panda). To avoid the confusion, a new term carnivoran has been introduced to mean "belonging to Carnivora".

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin carnivorus.

AdjectiveEdit

carnivore (plural carnivores)

  1. carnivorous (predatory or flesh-eating)

NounEdit

carnivore m (plural carnivores)

  1. carnivore

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

carnivore

  1. feminine plural of carnivoro

NounEdit

carnivore f

  1. plural of carnivora

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

carnivore

  1. vocative masculine singular of carnivorus