- bearing flesh.
Origin of carniferous
1835–45; < Latin carni- (combining form of carō flesh) + -ferous
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I ain't complainin' of de carnil an' carniferous food she done give us, but of de spitichul nu'ishment.Stories That End Well
There would also be great competition for carniferous timber from other countries.