vor-, vora-, -vore, -vorous, -vores, -vora, -vory

(Latin: eat, eating; consume, consuming; ingest, ingesting; devour, devouring; feeding on)

baccivorous (adjective), more baccivorous, most baccivorous
Berry-eating; living chiefly on berries: "There are baccivorous birds that subsist on berries as their primary source of food."
batrachivorous (adjective), more batrachivorous, most batrachivorous
Referring to bottom-feeding water creatures; such as, certain fish.
brychocarnivorous, brykocarnivorous (adjective), more brychocarnivorous, most brychocarnivorous
1. A reference to the eating of meat with a lot of noise and greed.
2. Descriptive of tearing and ripping meat into pieces while in the process of eating it: "Hyenas which primarily feed on flesh as scavengers are known to be brychocarnivorous consumers."
brychomnivorous, brykomnivorous
1. When referring to people, eating in a noisy, uncouth, or barbaric manner.
2. Animals which eat in a wild or noisy way.
A reference to plants living on limestone or in soils rich in calcium salts. Applied to forms such as some lichens and Mollusca that erode or borrow in limestone.
calcivory (adjective)
Feeding on crabs.
A diverse order of terrestrial and aquatic carnivorous mammals consisting of ten families grouped into suborders.
  1. Caniformia including Canidae (dogs, foxes)
  2. Ursidae (bears)
  3. Otariidae (sealions)
  4. Ailuropodidae (giant panda)
  5. Procyonidae (racoons)
  6. Mustelidae (weasels, otters)
  7. Phocidae (hair seals)
  8. Feliformia including Felidae (cats)
  9. Viverridae (civets)
  10. Hyaenidae (hyaenas)
carnivoracity (s) (noun) (no pl)
A humorous term for an animal or a person that has a greediness of appetite for flesh (meat): Tommy always had an insatiable hunger for steaks and hamburgers for lunch and his mother thought this carnivoracity quite unusual.
carnivore (s) (noun), carnivores (pl)
1. Flesh-eating or having an appetite for meat instead of vegetables.
2. Any animal belonging to the order Carnivora, which includes predominantly flesh-eating mammals; such as, dogs, cats, bears, wolves, and weasels.
3. Any flesh-eating predatory organism; such as, a bird of prey or insectivorous plants: Venus-flytrap, pitcher plant, sundew, and butterwort; among others.

True carnivores are not the same as omnivores

True carnivores are animals that subsist on a diet consisting of meat. They may consume other products presented to them, especially animal products like cheese and bone marrow, or sweet sugary substances like honey and syrup; however, as these products are not essential to their existence, they do not need to consume them on a regular basis.

It's also said that true carnivores lack the physiology required for the efficient digestion of vegetable matter, and in fact some carnivorous mammals eat vegetation specifically as an emetic (vomiting) or forceful expulsion of the contents of the stomach.

Carnivores anticipating their next meal of flesh

Carnivorous wolves discussing next selection.
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I'm ready for prime stuff; not just the weak, sickly, or the lame.

Pointing to a page about carnivorous plalnts A special article about carnivorous plants.

Wolves are discussing their next meal of fresh meat.

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Since these guys are carnivores, it is doubtful that they have any interest in fruits and vegetables.

carnivorous (adjective), more carnivorous, most carnivorous
Descriptive of various predatory, flesh-eating mammals of the order Carnivora, including dogs, cats, bears, weasels, hyenas, and raccoons; as well as, insectivorous plants: Mike's niece is a vegetarian; however, he prefers a carnivorous diet and enjoys a hamburger from time to time.
Feeding on animals.
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Feeding on vegetables instead of meat.
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carnivorously (adverb), more carnivorously, most carnivorously
A reference to any flesh-eating predatory organism; including, animals and other flesh eating creatures.

Related "eat, eating" word units: brycho-; esculent-; esophago-; glutto-; phago-.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "food, nutrition, nourishment": alimento-; broma-; carno-; cibo-; esculent-; sitio-; tropho-; Eating Crawling Snacks; Eating: Carnivorous-Plant "Pets"; Eating: Folivory or Leaf Eaters; Eating: Omnivorous.

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