(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.

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