Carrion meaning

kărē-ən
Carrion is defined as dead or dying flesh.

An example of a carrion is a decaying fish.

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The decaying flesh of a dead body, esp. when regarded as food for scavenging animals.
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Dead and decaying flesh.
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Of or similar to dead and decaying flesh.
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Feeding on such flesh.
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Vultures feed on carrion.

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The definition of carrion is relating to or eating dead or dying flesh.

An example of carrion used as an adjective is a carrion fish area, an area of rotting fish.

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Dead and decaying flesh.
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Of or similar to dead and decaying flesh.
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Feeding on such flesh.
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Anything very disgusting or repulsive.
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Of or like carrion.
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Feeding on carrion.
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Origin of carrion

  • Middle English careine from Anglo-Norman from Vulgar Latin carōnia from Latin carō flesh sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French caroigne, from Latin caro (“flesh”).

    From Wiktionary