from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A group of mammals which formerly included the Carnivora, Insectivora, Marsupialia, and lemurs, but is now often restricted to the Carnivora.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wild animals. See feræ naturæ, below.
- [capitalized] In the Linnean system of classification (1766), the third order of Mammalia, containing the ten Linnean genera Phoca, Canis, Felis, Viverra, Mustela, Ursus, Didelphys, Talpa, Sorex, and Erinaceus.
- An order of Mammalia, the Carnivora of authors.
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