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adjective as in eating animal flesh

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In Far North Queensland, FNQ Nature Tours takes visitors on day-long treks in search of the spotted-tail quoll — a marsupial that is endangered and, like its cousin the Tasmanian devil, also carnivorous.

These enigmatic, caterpillar-like, carnivorous creatures live in leaf litter and under rotting logs.

Humans can’t eat a completely carnivorous diet because of the liver’s ability to generate only part of our energy needs from protein.

That suggests that the use of feathers for complex display purposes may have a very ancient history within the carnivorous dinosaurs.

The reptiles are primarily carnivorous, and it is not uncommon for them to seek out small pets as a source of food along with other mammals — although fatal attacks on humans are relatively rare.

The Yellowstone grizzly is one of the more carnivorous interior bear populations in North America.

“Lots of vegetarians have got a carnivorous streak,” she said.

See how Psy, Lady Gaga, and a carnivorous toddler stack up on the most-watched list.

The human barrier of overturned cars and debris was swarming with carnivorous automatons.

This delicious vegetarian-friendly dish will satisfy even the most carnivorous of crews.

It is evident that many of them might readily become carnivorous to a large extent under suitable conditions.

Among the carnivorous mammals the social dog or wolf tribe displays the intelligent habit of mutual aid.

The Ternat bats are carnivorous animals, voracious, and possessed of an appetite for every thing that offers.

These baboons though mischievious and ferocious, are not carnivorous; they principally feed upon fruits, roots, and corn.

They are, indeed, among our most valuable sea scavengers, although they are carnivorous hunters as well.

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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to carnivorous, such as: flesh-eating, omnivorous, predatory, and rapacious.

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