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charnel house

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noun

a house or place in which the bodies or bones of the dead are deposited.

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RELATED WORDS

morgue, ossuary, charnel, ossuarium

Nearby words

charming, charmingly, charmless, charmonium, charnel, charnel house, charnley, charolais, charon, charonian, charonic

Origin of charnel house

First recorded in 1550–60
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British Dictionary definitions for charnel house

charnel house


noun

(esp formerly) a building or vault where corpses or bones are deposited
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