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Definition of carcass noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

carcass

 noun
(also British English, less frequent carcase) noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːkəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrkəs//
 
Animal farming
 
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the dead body of an animal, especially of a large one or of one that is ready for cutting up as meat vultures scavenging for carcasses on the road She boiled up the chicken carcass (= the bones of a cooked chicken) to make soup. See related entries: Animal farming Word Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French carcois, variant of Old French charcois; in later use from French carcasse; of unknown ultimate origin.
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