Definition of carrion
: dead and putrefying flesh Vultures live chiefly on carrion.; also : flesh unfit for food
Examples of carrion in a Sentence
Vultures live chiefly on carrion.
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Garden personnel explain that the terrible smell won’t kick in until late at night, when the carrion-loving insects are out and about.
In spring and summer, the peak seasons for insects like blowflies that are attracted to carrion, the pigs decomposed more rapidly than the human subjects.
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Origin and Etymology 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
CARRION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carrion for English Language Learners
: the flesh of dead animals
CARRION Defined for Kids
Definition of carrion for Students
: dead and decaying flesh
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