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.
Recent Examples of carrion from the Web
But Australia's roughly 450 species are quite different from the ones elsewhere, having evolved mostly to feed on the waste of kangaroos and other marsupials, as well as birds, carrion and more.
Carrion-Rivera was charged with assaulting a police officer and interfering with police.
So the family's buzzard-ish instinct for economic and social carrion remains pretty sharp.
The attribute that makes everyone run for the door, however, is the overpowering stench of rotting flesh, emitted to attract carrion beetles.
While the condors scavenge enough carrion to survive on their own, Ventana uses feeding sites to check on the birds and tag them with transmitters.
Then there are the cleaners, like carrion beetles, which rid our land of rotting corpses by dragging them off, laying eggs in them, and feeding their offspring the flesh.
Garden personnel explain that the terrible smell won’t kick in until late at night, when the carrion-loving insects are out and about.
The primary source is ammunition in the carrion that condors ingest.
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CARRION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carrion for English Language Learners
: the flesh of dead animals
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Definition of carrion for Students
: dead and decaying flesh
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