What does Carrion mean?

Carrion meaning in General Dictionary

Of or pertaining to dead and putrefying carcasses feeding on carrion

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  • The lifeless and putrefying body or skin of a pet skin therefore corrupted on be unfit for meals
  • the lifeless and rotting human body of an animal; unfit for human being meals
  • The dead and putrefying human body or skin of an animal; flesh therefore corrupted regarding be unfit for food.
  • A contemptible or useless individual; -- a term of reproach.
  • Of or regarding lifeless and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion.

Carrion meaning in Urban Dictionary

1 - lifeless and putrefying flesh.2 - rottenness; any such thing vile.

Carrion meaning in Etymology Dictionary

very early 13c., carione, from Anglo-French carogne (Old North French caroigne; Old French charogne, 12c., "carrion, corpse," contemporary French charogne), from Vulgar Latin *caronia "carcass" (supply of Italian carogna, Spanish carro

Sentence Examples with the word Carrion

For this purpose a horse or mule is killed, and the carcase surrounded with palisades to which the condors are soon attracted by the prospect of food, for the weight of evidence seems to favour the opinion that those vultures owe their knowledge of the presence of carrion more to sight than to scent.

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