The definition of a carcass is a dead body, especially one of an animal that has been consumed or dressed for consumption.(noun)
The dead body of a chicken that is going to be eaten is an example of a carcass.
See carcass in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME carcais < OFr carcois < ? : sp. < Fr carcasse
See carcass in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English carcas
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman carcais
Origin: and Medieval Latin carcasium.
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