carrion

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noun car·ri·on \ˈker-ē-ən, ˈka-rē-\

Definition of carrion

  1. :  dead and putrefying flesh <Vultures live chiefly on carrion.>; also :  flesh unfit for food

Examples of carrion in a sentence

  1. 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

carrion

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noun car·ri·on \ˈker-ē-ən, ˈka-rē-\

Definition of carrion for English Language Learners

  • : the flesh of dead animals


CARRION Defined for Kids

carrion

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noun car·ri·on \ˈker-ē-ən\

Definition of carrion for Students

  1. :  dead and decaying flesh



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