[ kahr-nee-uh s ]
/ ˈkɑr ni əs /


fleshlike; flesh-colored.

Nearby words

  1. carnegie hall,
  2. carnegie unit,
  3. carnegie, andrew,
  4. carnegie, dale,
  5. carnelian,
  6. carnet,
  7. carney,
  8. carnic alps,
  9. carniferous,
  10. carnification

Origin of carneous

1570–80; < Late Latin carneus, equivalent to Latin carn- (stem of carō) flesh + -eus -eous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for carneous

  • 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