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Spanish: Canibalis: the name given by Christopher Columbus to the Caribs of Cuba and Haiti who allegedly ate human flesh.
- The act of eating another of one's own species.
- (figuratively) An act in which one thing consumes or takes over another of the same kind.
- In speech, the occurrence of one word "eating" part or all of the next word, because the syllables are the same. For example, "Look, an MIT shirt" for "Look, an MIT T-shirt".
act of eating another of one's own species