A carnivore is an animal that eats mostly meat. Dogs and cats are carnivores.
The word "Carnivora" comes from Latin, where "Carne" means "flesh" or "meat", and "Vorare" is a verb meaning "eat", that is "meat-eater".
"Scavengers" are carnivores that eat other animals which they did not kill themselves and which have been dead for a time. Carnivores that eat mainly or only insects are called "insectivores". Carnivores that eat mainly or only fish are called "piscivores".
The word "Carnivore" also can mean any animal in the scientific order Carnivora. Most animals in Carnivora eat meat, but some do not.

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