- carnivorous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an animal) feeding on flesh.DERIVATIVES carnivorously adverb carnivorousness noun.ORIGIN Latin carnivorus, from caro 'flesh' .
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carnivorously — adverb see carnivorous … New Collegiate Dictionary
carnivorously — See carnivorous. * * * … Universalium
carnivorously — adverb /ˈkɑː(ɹ)ˌnɪv.ɜː(ɹ).ʌs.li/ In a carnivorous manner … Wiktionary
carnivorously — adv. as a meat eater, as a carnivore … English contemporary dictionary
carnivorously — car·niv·o·rous·ly … English syllables
carnivorously — adverb see carnivorous * * * carnivˈorously adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑Carnivora … Useful english dictionary
carnivorous — adjective Etymology: Latin carnivorus, from carn , caro + vorus vorous Date: 1592 1. subsisting or feeding on animal tissues 2. of a plant subsisting on nutrients obtained from the breakdown of animal protoplasm (as of insects) 3. of or relating… … New Collegiate Dictionary
carnivorousness — See carnivorously. * * * … Universalium
carnivorous — carnivorism, n. carnivorously, adv. carnivorousness, n. /kahr niv euhr euhs/, adj. 1. flesh eating: A dog is a carnivorous animal. 2. of the carnivores. [1640 50; < L carnivorus, equiv. to carni (comb. form of caro flesh) + vorus VOROUS] … Universalium
carnivorous — [kα: nɪv(ə)rəs] adjective (of an animal) feeding on flesh. Derivatives carnivorously adverb carnivorousness noun carnivory kα: nɪv(ə)ri noun Origin C16: from L. carnivorus, from caro, carn flesh + vorus (see … English new terms dictionary