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car·ri·on

 (kăr′ē-ən)
n.
Dead and decaying flesh.
adj.
1. Of or similar to dead and decaying flesh.
2. Feeding on such flesh.

[Middle English careine, from Anglo-Norman, from Vulgar Latin *carōnia, from Latin carō, flesh; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]
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carrion

(ˈkærɪən)
n
1. dead and rotting flesh
2. (Zoology) (modifier) eating carrion: carrion beetles.
3. something rotten or repulsive
[C13: from Anglo-French caroine, ultimately from Latin carō flesh]
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car•ri•on

(ˈkær i ən)

n.
1. dead and putrefying flesh.
adj.
2. feeding on carrion.
[1175–1225; Middle English careyn, carion < Anglo-French careine, Old French charo(i)gne < Vulgar Latin *caronia= Latin carun- (see caruncle) + -ia -y3]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carrion - the dead and rotting body of an animalcarrion - the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food
dead body, body - a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"
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Translations
جِيفَـه
mršinazdechlina
ådsel
hræ
dvėsenamaita
maita
zdochlina

carrion

[ˈkærɪən]
A. Ncarroña f
B. CPD carrion crow Ncorneja f negra
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carrion

[ˈkærɪən] ncharogne f
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carrion

nAas nt
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carrion

[ˈkærɪən] ncarogna
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carrion

(ˈkӕriən) noun
dead animal flesh, eaten by other animals. Vultures feed on carrion.
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