Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » C » Carlsbad Caverns ... Carothers


Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does carnivorous mean? 

CARNIVOROUS (adjective)
  The adjective CARNIVOROUS has 2 senses:

1. relating to or characteristic of carnivores
2. (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals

  Familiarity information: CARNIVOROUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CARNIVOROUS (adjective)

Sense 1carnivorous [BACK TO TOP]


Relating to or characteristic of carnivores

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

the lion and other carnivorous animals


carnivore (a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal)

Sense 2carnivorous [BACK TO TOP]


(used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals

Context example:

carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects


flesh-eating; meat-eating; zoophagous ((of animals) carnivorous)

piscivorous (feeding on fishes)

predaceous; predacious (hunting and killing other animals for food)

Domain category:

flora; plant; plant life (a living organism lacking the power of locomotion)


herbivorous (feeding only on plants)

insectivorous ((of animals and plants) feeding on insects)

omnivorous (feeding on both plants and animals)

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"History repeats itself." (English proverb)

"He who gets the grace of the women is neither hungry nor thirsty" (Breton proverb)

"Meat and mass never hindered man." (Arabic proverb)

"One swats the fly only if it annoys that person." (Cypriot proverb)

 CARNIVOROUS: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 

Page delivered in 0.0412 seconds

AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the dictionary to your list of search providers.

Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


Other popular searches: