(Car*niv"o*rous) a. [L. carnivorus; caro, carnis, flesh + varare to devour.] Eating or
feeding on flesh. The term is applied: (a) to animals which naturally seek flesh for food, as the tiger,
dog, etc.; (b) to plants which are supposed to absorb animal food; (c) to substances which destroy animal
tissue, as caustics.
(Car*nose Car"*nous) a. [L. carnosus, fr. caro, carnis, flesh: cf. OF. carneux, F. charneux.]
1. Of or pertaining to flesh; fleshy.
A distinct carnose muscle.
2. (Bot.) Of a fleshy consistence; applied to succulent leaves, stems, etc.
(Car*nos"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. carnosité.]
1. (Med.) A fleshy excrescence; esp. a small excrescence or fungous growth. Wiseman.
2. Fleshy substance or quality; fleshy covering.
[Consciences] overgrown with so hard a carnosity.
The olives, indeed be very small there, and bigger than capers; yet commended they are for their carnosity.
(Car"ob) n. [Cf. F. caroube fruit of the carob tree, Sp. garrobo, al-garrobo, carob tree, fr. Ar.
kharrub, Per. Kharnub. Cf. Clgaroba.]
1. (Bot.) An evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratania Siliqua) found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean; the
St. John's bread; called also carob tree.
2. One of the long, sweet, succulent, pods of the carob tree, which are used as food for animals and
sometimes eaten by man; called also St. John's bread, carob bean, and algaroba bean.
(Ca*roche") n. [OF. carrache, F. carrose from It. carrocio, carrozza, fr. carro, L. carus.
See Car.] A kind of pleasure carriage; a coach. [Obs.]
To mount two-wheeled caroches.
(Ca*roched") a. Placed in a caroche. [Obs.]
Beggary rides caroched.
(Car"oigne) n. [See Carrion.] Dead body; carrion. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Car"ol) n. [OF. carole a kind of dance wherein many dance together, fr. caroler to dance; perh.
from Celtic; cf. Armor. koroll, n., korolla, korolli, v., Ir. car music, turn, circular motion, also L. choraula
a flute player, charus a dance, chorus, choir.]
1. A round dance. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. A song of joy, exultation, or mirth; a lay.
The costly feast, the carol, and the dance.
It was the carol of a bird.