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 for man-eater
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Man-eater \Man"-eat`er\, n. (Zool.)
     One who, or that which, has an appetite for human flesh;
     specifically, one of certain large sharks (esp. Carcharodon
     carcharias syn. Carcharodon Rondeleti); also, a lion or a
     tiger which has acquired the habit of feeding upon human
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who eats human flesh [syn: cannibal, man-
           eater, anthropophagus, anthropophagite]
      2: large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to
         attack humans [syn: great white shark, white shark, man-
         eater, man-eating shark, Carcharodon carcharias]

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