Car*nos"i*ty (?), n. [Cf. F. carnosit'e.]
A fleshy excrescence; esp. a small excrescence or fungous growth.
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.
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