carnivorous carnivorous  /kɑr ˈnɪ və rəs/


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



  1. In physiology and biology this quicker, more ample response to meats than to breads seems to confirm the popular belief that man is fundamentally more carnivorous than herbivorous.
  2. Our crushing appetite for carnivorous fish like salmon and tuna depletes the oceans of smaller, feeder fish, and endangers the planet's marine ecology.
  3. In the natural Cerrado, I saw toucans and macaws, puma tracks and a carnivorous flower that lures flies by smelling like manure.


  1. Vanishing Venus: Flytraps creeping toward extinction

    The carnivorous plant is finding it difficult to thrive in its natural habitat
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Wilmington Star-News

  2. $1500 Reward For 1,000 Stolen Venus Flytraps

    The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust says it was outraged by the theft at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WFMY News 2 Greensboro

  3. NC group offers reward for stolen Venus flytraps

    A North Carolina environmental group is offering a $1,500 reward to find the thief who stole more than 1,000 Venus flytraps from a city garden in Wilmington. The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust says it was outraged by the theft at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden where the organization holds a conservation easement and hosts a Flytrap Frolic for children in the spring. Someone took ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WSOC-TV Charlotte


  1. "Rupert Murdoch is no saint," says Moyers of the Fox News owner. "He is to propriety what the Marquis de Sade was to chastity. When it comes to money and power, he's carnivorous, all appetite and no taste. He'll eat anything in his path"
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Bill Moyers Source: Raw Story

  2. "When it comes to carnivorous fish, it seems to be a complete deception of what organic means," said Andrea Kavanagh, director of the Pure Salmon Campaign, an advocacy group working to improve conditions for farm-raised fish. "Organic is...
    on Nov 27, 2006 By: Andrea Source: New York Times

  3. "It's a testament to what a great actress she is," Patricia says. "To see her as this sort of carnivorous, mercenary kind of dangerous person was so different for me."
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Patricia Arquette Source:

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