Is a one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater a monster that eats one-eyed one-horned flying purple people, a monster with these characteristics, or something in between? Linguistics to the rescue! Many syntax trees show all the possible options.
Diet: Homo sapiens varicolor.
Extremely dangerous for all varieties of Homo sapiens. Fortunately easy to recognize by its purple colour.
Other salient characteristics: has one eye, one horn, flies
Diet: Homo sapiens purpureus.
Extremely dangerous for purple Homo sapiens. Fortunately harmless for all other varieties of Homo sapiens.
Other salient characteristics: Comes in many colours. Otherwise see above.
Diet: Homo sapiens purpureus volans.
Endangered due to extreme rarity of prey species.
Other salient characteristics: has one eye, one horn.