Any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals; SYN. raptor, raptorial bird.
A carnivorous bird (as a hawk, falcon, or vulture) that feeds wholly or chiefly on meat taken by hunting or on carrion
ETYM Cf. French carnivore.
In zoology, mammal of the order Carnivora. Although its name describes the flesh-eating ancestry of the order, it includes pandas, which are herbivorous, and civet cats that eat fruit.
Carnivores have the greatest range of body size of any mammalian order, from the 100 g/3.5 oz weasel to the 800 kg/1,764 lb polar bear.
The mammalian order Carnivora includes civet cats, raccoons, cats, dogs, and bears.
1. Any animal that feeds on flesh:.
2. Terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal; terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb.