- An organism which eats others of its own species.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
CANNIBAL, n. A gastronome of the old school who preserves the simple
tastes and adheres to the natural diet of the pre-pork period.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
Can"ni*bal (?), n. [Cf. F.
cannibale. Columbus, in a letter to the Spanish monarchs
written in Oct., 1498, mentions that the people of Hayti lived in
great fear of the Caribales (equivalent to E.
Caribbees.), the inhabitants of the smaller Antilles;
which form of the name was afterward changed into NL.
Canibales, in order to express more forcibly their
character by a word intelligible through a Latin root "propter
rabiem caninam anthropophagorum gentis." The Caribbees
call themselves, in their own language. Calinago,
Carinago, Calliponam, and, abbreviated,
Calina, signifying a brave, from which Columbus formed his
Caribales.] A human being that eats human flesh;
hence, any that devours its own kind. Darwin.
Can"ni*bal (?), a. Relating to
cannibals or cannibalism. "Cannibal terror."
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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