Carnosity
Carnosity Car*nos"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. carnosit['e].] [1913 Webster] 1. (Med.) A fleshy excrescence; esp. a small excrescence or fungous growth. --Wiseman. [1913 Webster]

2. Fleshy substance or quality; fleshy covering. [1913 Webster]

[Consciences] overgrown with so hard a carnosity. --Spelman. [1913 Webster]

The olives, indeed be very small there, and bigger than capers; yet commended they are for their carnosity. --Holland. [1913 Webster]


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