Definition of carnivorous :
Eating or feeding on flesh. The term is applied: ( a) to animals which naturally seek flesh for food, as the tiger, dog, etc.; ( b) to plants which are supposed to absorb animal food; ( c) to substances which destroy animal tissue, as caustics.
- The former, with carnivorous, voracious, nervous, vitally active members, seems an intangible, animal- like organism; while the stolid, vegetarian, unemotional, weather- swung Attas, resemble the flowing sap of the food on which they subsist- vegetable. - "Edge of the Jungle", William Beebe.
- The enemies of the bison are the carnivorous animals. - "The Later Cave-Men", Katharine Elizabeth Dopp.
- We continued the work, extending it to one class of animals after another, until in time all carnivorous instincts disappeared. - "Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World", James Cowan.