Carnivorous

Car*niv"o*rous

(?), a. [L. carnivorus; caro, carnis, flesh + varare to devour.] Eating or feeding on flesh. The term is applied: (a) to animals which naturally seek flesh for food, as the tiger, dog, etc.; (b) to plants which are supposed to absorb animal food; (c) to substances which destroy animal tissue, as caustics.
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Car*nose

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Car"*nous

} (?), a. [L. carnosus, fr. caro, carnis, flesh: cf. OF. carneux, F. charneux.] 1. Of or pertaining to flesh; fleshy.
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A distinct carnose muscle.
Ray.
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2. (Bot.) Of a fleshy consistence; -- applied to succulent leaves, stems, etc.
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