[kahr-nee-uh s]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for carneous

Historical Examples of carneous

  • 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.


    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • In one specimen I noticed a carneous degeneration, but this is really no reflection on Mr. Flannery personally.


    Bill Nye

  • A Sucket is made in like manner of the Carneous substance of stalks of Lettice.