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Noun: charnel  chaa(r)-n(u)l
  1. A vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
    - charnel house
Adjective: charnel  chaa(r)-n(u)l
  1. Gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    "a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones";
    - ghastly, sepulchral

Derived forms: charnels

See also: offensive

Type of: burial vault, vault

Encyclopedia: Charnel