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carnivora


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carnivora  \Car*niv"o*ra\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  neut.  pl  from  L. 
  carnivorus.  See  {Carnivorous}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  order  of  Mammallia  including  the  lion,  tiger,  wolf  bear, 
  seal,  etc  They  are  adapted  by  their  structure  to  feed  upon 
  flesh,  though  some  of  them  as  the  bears,  also  eat  vegetable 
  food.  The  teeth  are  large  and  sharp,  suitable  for  cutting 
  flesh,  and  the  jaws  powerful. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Carnivora 
  n  :  cats;  lions;  tigers;  panthers;  dogs;  wolves;  jackals;  bears; 
  raccoons;  skunks;  and  members  of  the  suborder  Pinnipedia 
  [syn:  {Carnivora},  {order  Carnivora}] 




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