carnivorousness
noun see carnivorous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • carnivorousness — noun The quality of being a carnivore. . . . Shows ample evidence carnivorousness Is not impaired by conjugal estate; The flesh consumed, the beefy brethren speedly separate …   Wiktionary

  • carnivorousness — carnivorous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an animal) feeding on flesh. DERIVATIVES carnivorously adverb carnivorousness noun. ORIGIN Latin carnivorus, from caro flesh …   English terms dictionary

  • carnivorousness — See carnivorously. * * * …   Universalium

  • carnivorousness — n. condition of being a meat eater …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carnivorousness — car·niv·o·rous·ness …   English syllables

  • carnivorousness — noun see carnivorous * * * carnivˈorousness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑Carnivora …   Useful english dictionary

  • creophagy, creophagism — Carnivorousness; flesh eating. [G. kreas, flesh, + phago, to eat] …   Medical 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

  • 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

  • carnivory — noun carnivorousness …   Wiktionary

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