Part of speech: adjective

Eating or living on flesh.

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Usage examples "carnivorous":

  1. Nor need our carnivorous friends be afraid of it. - "New Vegetarian Dishes", Mrs. Bowdich.
  2. Laramie, with a tread creditable to a cat- and a stealth natural to most carnivorous animals- closed the door without breaking her heavy breathing. - "Laramie Holds the Range", Frank H. Spearman.
  3. The adult beetle is also purely carnivorous, but is perhaps not quite so rapacious. - "Amateur Fish Culture", Charles Edward Walker.