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  • of, or relating to carnivores, or the taxonomic order Carnivora
  • predatory or flesh-eating
  • (botany) insectivorous - capable of trapping insects and absorbing nutrient from them
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

CARNIVOROUS, adj. Addicted to the cruelty of devouring the timorous
vegetarian, his heirs and assigns.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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