n. cannibal, one who feeds on human flesh

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • cannibal — 1550s, from Sp. canibal a savage, cannibal, from Caniba, Christopher Columbus rendition of the Caribs name for themselves (see CARIBBEAN (Cf. Caribbean)). The natives were believed to be anthropophagites. Columbus, seeking evidence that he was in …   Etymology dictionary

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