cannibal

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Borrowed from Spanish caníbal, from Taino caniba, the Taino form recorded by Christopher Columbus for the Caribs, who were greatly feared. From an Arawakan language, probably Taino.

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cannibal (plural cannibals)

  1. An organism which eats others of its own species, especially a human who eats human flesh.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Darwin to this entry?)
    • [2017 November 12, John Oliver, “The Trump Presidency”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 4, episode 30, HBO:
      The presidency of Donald Trump, the man voted “least edible” by Cannibal Magazine six years in a row!]

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