sky burial

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sky burial

n.
A traditional Tibetan funeral practice in which the body of a dead person is exposed to the open air to be eaten by vultures.
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Noun1.sky burial - a traditional Tibetan funeral ritual in which the corpse is exposed to the open air to be eaten by sacred vultures
funeral - a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated; "hundreds of people attended his funeral"
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