- IPA: /ˈkɑːnɪvɔː/
- IPA: /ˈkɑːɹ.nɪ.vɔr/
Ultimately from Latin carnivorus .
carnivore ( plural: carnivores )
Not all meat-eaters ( e.g. meat-eating birds and fish ) belong to Carnivora, and all Carnivora are not meat-eaters ( e.g. giant panda ). To avoid the confusion, a new term carnivoran has been introduced to mean "belonging to Carnivora" .
Explanation of carnivore by Wordnet Dictionary
- Carnivore ( kärnĭvōr ), n. [Cf. F. carnivore.] ( Zoöl. ) One of the Carnivora.
Definition of carnivore by GCIDE Dictionary