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[kahr-nif-er-uh s]
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  1. bearing flesh.
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Origin of carniferous

1835–45; < Latin carni- (combining form of carō flesh) + -ferous
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Historical Examples

  • I ain't complainin' of de carnil an' carniferous food she done give us, but of de spitichul nu'ishment.

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  • There would also be great competition for carniferous timber from other countries.