carven

adjective

carv·​en ˈkär-vən How to pronounce carven (audio)
: wrought or ornamented by carving

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carven was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Carven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carven. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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