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Meaning of BONY

Pronunciation:  'bownee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having bones especially many or prominent bones; "a bony shad fillet"; "her bony wrist"
  2. [adj]  very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
  3. [adj]  composed of or containing bone; "osseous tissue"

BONY is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bone(a), boned, bonelike, boney, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, lean, osseous, osteal, pinched, skeletal, strong-boned, thin, wasted
 Antonyms: boneless



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bon"y\, a.
1. Consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining
   to bones.

2. Having large or prominent bones.

{Bony fish} (Zo["o]l.), the menhaden.

{Bony pike} (Zo["o]l.), the gar pike ({Lepidosteus}).

Thesaurus Terms
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