browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
carnivorous

more about carnivorous

carnivorous


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carnivorous  \Car*niv"o*rous\,  a.  [L.  carnivorus;  caro,  carnis, 
  flesh  +  varare  to  devour.] 
  Eating  or  feeding  on  flesh.  The  term  is  applied: 
  a  to  animals  which  naturally  seek  flesh  for  food,  as  the 
  tiger,  dog,  etc.; 
  b  to  plants  which  are  supposed  to  absorb  animal  food; 
  c  to  substances  which  destroy  animal  tissue,  as  caustics. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carnivorous 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  carnivores;  "the  lion  and 
  other  carnivorous  animals" 
  2:  (used  of  plants  as  well  as  animals)  feeding  on  animals; 
  "carnivorous  plants  are  capable  of  trapping  and  digesting 
  small  animals  especially  insects"  [ant:  {herbivorous},  {omnivorous}, 
  {insectivorous}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  CARNIVOROUS,  adj  Addicted  to  the  cruelty  of  devouring  the  timorous 
  vegetarian,  his  heirs  and  assigns. 
 
 




more about carnivorous