noun \ˈker-ē-ən, ˈka-rē-\

: the flesh of dead animals

Full Definition of CARRION

:  dead and putrefying flesh; also :  flesh unfit for food

Examples of CARRION

  1. Vultures live chiefly on carrion.

Origin of CARRION

Middle English caroine, from Anglo-French caroine, charoine, from Vulgar Latin *caronia, irregular from Latin carn-, caro flesh — more at carnal
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CARRION


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