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charnel

noun char·nel \ˈchär-nəl\

Definition of CHARNEL

:  a building or chamber in which bodies or bones are deposited —called also charnel house
charnel adjective
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Origin of CHARNEL

Middle English, from Anglo-French carnel, charnel, probably alteration of charner, from Medieval Latin carnarium, from Latin carn-, caro flesh — more at carnal
First Known Use: 14th century

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