What does the word carnivorous mean?

Usage examples for carnivorous

  1. Nor need our carnivorous friends be afraid of it. – New Vegetarian Dishes by 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 by Frank H. Spearman
  3. The adult beetle is also purely carnivorous, but is perhaps not quite so rapacious. – Amateur Fish Culture by Charles Edward Walker