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[kahr-nee-uh s] /ˈkɑr ni əs/
fleshlike; flesh-colored.
Origin of carneous
1570-80; < Late Latin carneus, equivalent to Latin carn- (stem of carō) flesh + -eus -eous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In one specimen I noticed a carneous degeneration, but this is really no reflection on Mr. Flannery personally.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • A Sucket is made in like manner of the carneous substance of stalks of Lettice.

  • If it is carneous, we touch it with the thumb and middle finger.

  • There is a total absence of that firm, fresh, carneous look which so distinctively characterises the flesh in a state of health.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold

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