Meaning of cannibal


Pronunciation: (kan'u-bul), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who eats human flesh, esp. for magical or religious purposes, as among certain tribal peoples.
  2. any animal that eats its own kind.
  1. pertaining to or characteristic of a cannibal.
  2. given to cannibalism.
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