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carnivore (KAHR-neh-vore) noun

1. A flesh-eating animal.

2. Any of various predatory, flesh-eating mammals of the order Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, bears, weasels, hyenas, and raccoons.

3. An insectivorous plant.

[From French, meat-eating, from Latin carnivorus.]

"When I started the book, I was a happy carnivore. But the more research I did, the less appetite I had for meat." Judy Stoffman, How Mrs. America led to Year Of Meat, (Book Review: My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki), The Toronto Star, 4 Jul 1998.

This week's theme: words related to eating and food.


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