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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An artificial group comprising various carnivorous and insectivorous animals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. [lowercase] Flesh-eating or carnivorous animals collectively considered: a term of no exact classificatory meaning.
  • n. The carnivorous and insectivorous marsupials, as collectively distinguished from the herbivorous marsupials, or Botanophaga. The opossum is an example.
  • n. A division of gastropods including carnivorous forms.

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