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Word of the Week--"Carnivorous"
Definition--Carnivorous- adj. used to describe an animal that feeds solely on the flesh of other animals.

Discussion-- Americans are famous for their carnivorous appetite, including hamburgers, steaks, meatloaf, etc... I myself am a big meat-eater. You name it, if it's meat, I'll eat it. One of my favorite meals in the world is a full rack of ribs with french fries drenched in barbecue sauce. It just doesn't come any better than that.

Animals that feed solely on plants are called herbivores, while animals that feed on both meat and plants are called omnivores. One of the most feared carnivores of all time is the Tyrannasaurus Rex, a huge dinosaur. The movie Jurassic Park featured an intimidating T-Rex that scared audiences everywhere.

Many vegetarians cringe at the site of a carnivore going to work. I respect vegetarians for their dedication, but I just don't understand how they do it. I would go insane if I did not allow myself to eat meat. Although I know it is not the healthy choice, I just have no self-discipline. All of this talk of meat is making me hungry. I am going to lunch.

Etymology--Carnivorous- from Latin carnivorus, meaning flesh-eating (caro- flesh + vorare- devour).


   Foreign Translations
Dutch:  vleesetend
French:  carnivore
German:  fleischfressend
Italian:  carnivoro
Spanish:  carnívoro

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