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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: carnivorus 'flesh-eating', from caro ( CARNAL) + -vorus 'eating'

carnivore

noun
     
car‧ni‧vore [countable]
1HBA an animal that eats flesh [↪ herbivore, omnivore]
2 humorous someone who eats meat [↪ vegetarian]
carnivorous adjective
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