apex + predator
apex predator (plural apex predators)
- An animal atop the food chain, preying but not prey.
- a. 2007, Martha Hiatt, quoted in, 2007, Wendell Jamieson, Father Knows Less, or, "Can I cook my sister?", Putnam, ISBN 9780399154423, page 203,
- Killer whales are the oceans' apex predators, which means they are at the top of the food chain.
2017 April 2, John Oliver, “Marijuana”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 4, episode 7, HBO:
- And marijuana is not a schedule I any more than a hedgehog is an apex predator. “You’re not scaring anyone, Roland. Get a tattoo.”
an animal atop the food chain