cannibal

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From Spanish Cannibalis, from 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?)

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