2. pl. (Paint.) Those parts of a picture in which the human body or any part of it is represented in full
color; the flesh tints.
The flesh tints in painting are termed carnations.
3. (Bot.) A species of Dianthus (D. Caryophyllus) or pink, having very beautiful flowers of various
colors, esp. white and usually a rich, spicy scent.
(Car*na"tioned) a. Having a flesh color.
(||Car*nau"ba) n. (Bot.) The Brazilian wax palm. See Wax palm.
(Car*nel"ian) n. [For carnelian; influenced by L. carneus fleshy, of flesh, because of its flesh
red color. See Cornellan.] (Min.) A variety of chalcedony, of a clear, deep red, flesh red, or reddish
white color. It is moderately hard, capable of a good polish, and often used for seals.
(Car"ne*ous) a. [L. carneus, from caro, carnis, flesh.] Consisting of, or like, flesh; carnous; fleshy.
"Carneous fibers." Ray.
(Car"ney) n. [Cf. L. carneus flesh.] (Far.) A disease of horses, in which the mouth is so furred
that the afflicted animal can not eat.
(||Car"ni*fex) n. [L., fr. caro, carnis, flesh + facere to make.] (Antiq.) The public executioner
at Rome, who executed persons of the lowest rank; hence, an executioner or hangman.
(Car`ni*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. carnification.] The act or process of turning to flesh, or to a
substance resembling flesh.
(Car"ni*fy) v. i. [LL. carnificare, fr. L. caro, carnis, flesh + facere to make: cf. F. carnifier.]
To form flesh; to become like flesh. Sir M. Hale.
(Car"nin) n. [L. caro, canis , flesh.] (Chem.) A white crystalline nitrogenous substance, found
in extract of meat, and related to xanthin.
(Car"ni*val) n. [It. carnevale, prob. for older carnelevale, prop., the putting away of meat; fr.
L. caro, carnis, flesh + levare to take away, lift up, fr. levis light.]
1. A festival celebrated with merriment and revelry in Roman Gatholic countries during the week before
Lent, esp. at Rome and Naples, during a few days (three to ten) before Lent, ending with Shrove Tuesday.
The carnival at Venice is everywhere talked of.
2. Any merrymaking, feasting, or masquerading, especially when overstepping the bounds of decorum; a
time of riotous excess. Tennyson.
He saw the lean dogs beneath the wall
Hold o'er the dead their carnival
(||Car*niv"o*ra) n. pl. [NL., neut. pl. from L. carnivorus. See Carnivorous.] (Zoöl.) An order
of Mammallia including the lion, tiger, wolf bear, seal, etc. They are adapted by their structure to feed
upon flesh, though some of them, as the bears, also eat vegetable food. The teeth are large and sharp,
suitable for cutting flesh, and the jaws powerful.
(Car*niv`o*rac"i*ty) n. Greediness of appetite for flesh. [Sportive.] Pope.
(Car`ni*vore) n. [Cf. F. carnivore.] (Zoöl.) One of the Carnivora.