Carrion Definition

The decaying flesh of a dead body, esp. when regarded as food for scavenging animals.
Webster's New World
Anything very disgusting or repulsive.
Webster's New World
Of or like carrion.
Webster's New World
Of or similar to dead and decaying flesh.
American Heritage Medicine
Feeding on carrion.
Webster's New World

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

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