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carnivore

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɑː.nɪ.vɔːr/ us    /ˈkɑːr.nɪ.vɔːr/
an animal that eats meat: Lions and tigers are carnivores. humorous I made mostly vegetarian food but put a couple of meat dishes out for the carnivores (= people who eat meat).
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carnivorous
adjective uk   /kɑːˈnɪv.ər.əs/ us    /kɑːrˈnɪv.ɚ-/
carnivorous plants
Translations of “carnivore”
in Korean 육식 동물…
in Arabic حَيوان آكل لِلُحوم…
in French carnassier…
in Turkish etobur hayvan…
in Italian carnivoro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食肉動物…
in Russian плотоядное животное…
in Polish zwierzę mięsożerne…
in Spanish carnívoro…
in Portuguese carnívoro…
in German der Fleischfresser…
in Catalan carnívor…
in Japanese 肉食動物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食肉动物…
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