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English Dictionary: cannibal by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a person who eats human flesh [syn: cannibal, {man- eater}, anthropophagus, anthropophagite]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cannibal \Can"ni*bal\, a.
      Relating to cannibals or cannibalism. [bd]Cannibal
      terror.[b8] --Burke.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cannibal \Can"ni*bal\, n. [Cf. F. cannibale. Columbus, in a
      letter to the Spanish monarchs written in Oct., 1498,
      mentions that the people of Hayti lived in great fear of the
      Caribales (equivalent to E. Caribbees.), the inhabitants of
      the smaller Antilles; which form of the name was afterward
      changed into NL. Canibales, in order to express more forcibly
      their character by a word intelligible through a Latin root
      [bd]propter rabiem caninam anthropophagorum gentis.[b8] The
      Caribbees call themselves, in their own language. Calinago,
      Carinago, Calliponam, and, abbreviated, Calina, signifying a
      brave, from which Columbus formed his Caribales.]
      A human being that eats human flesh; hence, any that devours
      its own kind. --Darwin.
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