(Car*pol"o*gy) n. [Gr. karpo`s fruit + -logy.] That branch of botany which relates to the
structure of seeds and fruit.
(Car*poph"a*gous) a. [Gr. karpo`s fruit + to eat.] Living on fruits; fruit-consuming.
(Car"po*phore) n. [Gr. karpo`s fruit + to bear.] (Bot.) A slender prolongation of the receptacle
as an axis between the carpels, as in Geranium and many umbelliferous plants.
(Car"po*phyll) n. [Gr. karpo`s fruit + leaf.] (Bot.) A leaf converted into a fruit or a constituent
portion of a fruit; a carpel. [See Illust. of Gymnospermous.]
(Car"po*phyte) n. [Gr. karpo`s fruit + fyto`n plant.] (Bot.) A flowerless plant which forms
a true fruit as the result of fertilization, as the red seaweeds, the Ascomycetes, etc.
The division of algæ and fungi into four classes called Carpophytes, Oöphytes, Protophytes, and Zygophytes
(or Carposporeæ, Oösporeæ, Protophyta, and Zygosporeæ) was proposed by Sachs about 1875.
(Car"po*spore) n. [Gr. karpo`s + -spore.] (Bot.) A kind of spore formed in the conceptacles
of red algæ. Car`po*spor"ic a.
(||Car"pus) n.; pl. Carpi (- pi). [NL., fr. Gr. karpo`s wrist.] (Anat.) The wrist; the bones or
cartilages between the forearm, or antibrachium, and the hand or forefoot; in man, consisting of eight
short bones disposed in two rows.
(Car"rack) n. See Carack.
(Car"ra*geen` Car"ri*geen`) , n. A small, purplish, branching, cartilaginous seaweed which,
when bleached, is the Irish moss of commerce. [Also written carragheen, carageen.]
(||Car*ran"cha) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) The Brazilian kite (Polyborus Brasiliensis); so
called in imitation of its notes.
(Car"ra*way) n. See Caraway.
(Car"rel) n. See Quarrel, an arrow.
(Car"rel), n. (Arch.) Same as 4th Carol.
(Car"ri*a*ble) a. Capable of being carried.
(Car"riage) n. [OF. cariage luggage, carriage, chariage carriage, cart, baggage, F. charriage,
cartage, wagoning, fr. OF. carier, charier, F. charrier, to cart. See Carry.]
1. That which is carried; burden; baggage. [Obs.]
David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage.
1. Sam. xvii. 22.
And after those days we took up our carriages and went up to Jerusalem.
Acts. xxi. 15.
2. The act of carrying, transporting, or conveying.
Nine days employed in carriage.
3. The price or expense of carrying.
4. That which carries of conveys, as: (a) A wheeled vehicle for persons, esp. one designed for elegance
and comfort. (b) A wheeled vehicle carrying a fixed burden, as a gun carriage. (c) A part of a machine