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.
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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