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carnivorenoun [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 Arabic حَيوان آكل لِلُحوم…
in Korean 육식 동물…
in Malaysian karnivor…
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 Vietnamese động vật ăn thịt…
in Spanish carnívoro…
in Portuguese carnívoro…
in Thai สัตว์กินเนื้อ…
in German der Fleischfresser…
in Catalan carnívor…
in Japanese 肉食動物…
in Indonesian karnivora…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食肉动物…
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