Definition of carnivore noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɑːnɪvɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrnɪvɔːr//
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any animal that eats meat compare herbivore, insectivore, omnivore Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French, from Latin carnivorus, from caro, carn- ‘flesh’ + -vorus (from vorare ‘devour’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carnivore