Definitions

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  • adj. Fleshy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to flesh; fleshy: as, “carnous matter,”
  • In botany, of a fleshy consistence: said of succulent leaves, stems, etc.
  • Also carnose.

Etymologies

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From Latin carnosus.

Examples

  • Having cut up the Muscles, and the _Peritonæum_, they found the Cawl schirous, and somewhat carnous, and about two Fingers breadth thick.

    Tractus de Hermaphrodites Or, A Treatise of Hermaphrodites

  • She continued for two Months under the torture of these violent Pains, and voided Clots of Blood without Fibres or any carnous

    Tractus de Hermaphrodites Or, A Treatise of Hermaphrodites

  • For since bones afford not only rectitude and stability but figure unto the body, it is no impossible physiognomy to conjecture at fleshy appendencies, and after what shape the muscles and carnous parts might hang in their full consistencies.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

  • However, there is another more ancient derivation for Carnival suggested in some sources, the Latin carnous navilus, being a term describing the naval vessel that bore the Teutonic god of the North from his northern home southward to join in the annual pagan winter festivities.

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