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English adjective: carnivorous

1. carnivorous relating to or characteristic of carnivores

SamplesThe lion and other carnivorous animals.

2. carnivorous (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals

SamplesCarnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects.

Similarflesh-eating, meat-eating, piscivorous, predaceous, predacious, zoophagous

Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life

Antonymsherbivorous, insectivorous, omnivorous

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